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2016 Tenuta Roveglia "Limne" Lugana

SKU #1291172 90 points James Suckling

 A very open-knitted peach and pear style of white with a slightly grassy edge. The palate is smoothly delivered. Drink now.  (6/2018)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Fragrant and refreshing, this savory white opens with delicate scents of white spring flower, orchard fruit and a whisper of crushed herb. The tangy palate delivers white peach, yellow pear and a hint of nectarine that linger on the crisp finish. (KO)  (8/2017)


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Staff Image By: Christina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/14/2018 | Send Email
When in Lugana, Italy, there is only one wine to drink! Lugana! Crafted from a grape you may not have heard of, Turbiana, (which is actually Verdicchio) this wine is very special, and rare! Nestled at the Southern banks of Lake Garda, the Lugana DOC is rich in mineral saturated clay soils from the ice age. Racy and fresh, "Limne" beckons with aromas and flavors of lime blossom, marcona almond, delicate apricot and lemon zest, underpinned by salty minerality. Texturally this wine really delivers, with surprising depth and drive. Enjoy!

Staff Image By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2018 | Send Email
I am always thrilled and surprised by the white wines of Italy. At first this wine struck me as a simple, grassy, crisp wine. Perhaps I was judging it too quickly by the aromas, though, because on the palate it was surprisingly weighty, with soft stone fruits, and a lovely round quality. Overall, I love how this wine is very multi-dimensional, with great freshness and cut, but also a a depth of character that is surprising at this price.

Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/3/2017 | Send Email
This wine excites me: the nose is floral, spicy, and a bit of beeswax and honey flow from the glass. On the palate the wine has weight and a distinct richness yet you immediately feel the snap of acidity, that vibrant center-palate zing that just lights up your mouth, and a rarity to find wines that have that richness but are so clean on the palate, and at only 13.0%. The flavors are spice, lees, braised fruit, all offset by the focused central acidity that add lift and drive to the palate presence. The finish is long, mineral driven, and shows incredible balance; layers of fruit, spice and floral notes are consistently blossoming in the finish. This Lugana Limne is capable of aging very well for another 2-4 years, the Riserva up to 10 years.
Drink from 2017 to 2021

Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/1/2017 | Send Email
Tenuta Roveglia is the most recent addition to our Italian direct import portfolio and their wines are already turning heads. My colleague Greg St. Clair alerted me some time ago as to just how impressive Roveglia's Luganas were and he was right. Over the years I've found most Lugana to be either a bit lean or conversely more akin to oaky new world Chardonnay with few rising above. Neither is the case with Roveglia. Their "Limne" is a value priced Lugana that weds crisp acidity with flavorful honeyed fruit and is vibrant on the palate from start to finish. We were expecting this to retail closer to $20 and were astonished to find otherwise. This versatile white drinks nicely as an aperitif but will pair nicely with shellfish, white meats and lighter Asian style dishes. Impressive.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world.
Sub-Region:

Lombardy

Alcohol Content (%): 13