Il Gruccione (The Bee-eater) is possibly the wine that best represents the essence of Nunzio Ghiraldi's wines and of their interpretaion of Lugana, starting from the interaction between the local terroir and the Turbiana grape varietal.
100% Turbiana grapes, carefully selected in the vineyard, picked rigorously by hand and pressed whole. The yield per hectare is kept below 9 tonnes and only the free-run just is used, giving the wine elegance and great typicity, together with the ability to mature gracefully for years.
The nose exhibits fine and elegant citrus and mature fruit nuances; the bouquet is completed by thyme and sage aromas. The finish has almond nuances and spicy hints that complete its character.
Freshly picked and fermented Frappato grapes are blended with ultra-ripe Nero d'Avola that have dried on the vine to provide a delightful "Appassimento" style red - rich, savoury and a real crowd-pleaser.
Deep ruby red. A rich, expressive bouquet with notes of red-berried fruit, blackberry and blackcurrant with highlights of oak. The palate is rounded, ample and flavourful, displaying remarkable freshness. The harmonious balance of the tannins, which imparts fine aromatic length with a predominantly fruity back-of-palate, is to be savoured. One of the great achievements of the 2017 vintage, a very fine wine that stands out by virtue of its freshness and vibrancy.
Classic Provence rosé, expressive and aromatic, blending fresh cherries and floral notes alongside more exotic fruits then finishing with a soft round palate packed with peach and raspberry.