Lugana Vertical tasting


Famiglia Girelli – Azienda Agricola Montonale – Wine making

Montonale, loc. Conta 4/A
25015 Desenzano del Garda (BS)
From Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Book with 2-hour notice
2 hours
Min 6-Max 14
Italian, English, German
€ 35 per person

Montonale, Lugana wine over time

The experience

The Lugana wine produced by the Girelli brothers is a world champion. The bottles contain pure Turbiana cepage; the labels report an ancient, exotic name: Orestilla.
This means passion for the land, a family legacy, an idea of wine that looks forward and experiments, and a winery created according to the criteria of bio-architecture and surrounded by vineyards, roses, and lavender. The Girelli family is all this, and much more. A four-generation wine making family, they are happy to open their doors to visitors who are motivated and anxious to appreciate the special elements that Montonale’s terroir adds to their wine.
Francesca will first take us to see the vineyard. Then, we will move around the wine-making facility with steel drums, oak barrels, and clay containers.
We will learn how wine is produced: white, red, and sparkling, and the technique used to age it in the barrels.
Finally, we will gather in the tasting room overlooking the vineyards to enjoy an interesting guided “vertical tasting” of Lugana: 3 years for each type, 6 wines in total. These prestigious white wines – the result of passion, which creates, and time, which refines -, will be served with delicious cured meats, cheese, and crunchy hand-made grissini.
An authentic experience, aged in the bottle.

Aimed at

Adults with character who love sophisticated white wines and want to learn about the secrets of Lugana.
Those who are passionate about Lake Garda and its precious wines.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing

What you bring home

The sensory pleasure of wines intrinsically faithful to their terroir.
Anecdotes and history of a family united by passion.
The bouquet of the Lugana vertical tasting.

Visit also…

San Martino della Battaglia Tower, Museum Giovanni Rambotti, Desenzano del Garda.


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