BRAND AMBASSADOR GIOVANNI OLIVINI, FAMIGLIA OLIVINI
Famiglia Olivini Winery and the secrets of Lugana wines
Famiglia Olivini Winery is a family business dedicated to the cultivation and diffusion of Lugana wines for over 50 years. During this time, the winery has become an important representative of the Lugana wine region in northern Italy. In this article we will explore the peculiarities of Famiglia Olivini Winery and the outstanding characteristics of Lugana wines.
The Famiglia Olivini Winery: A Family Tradition
Famiglia Olivini Winery was founded in 1970 by Giorgio, Giordana and Giovanni Olivini, who followed in the footsteps of their grandparents. The winery is located in San Martino della Battaglia, in the municipality of Desenzano, between the cities of Verona and Brescia. The winery was redesigned in 2019 and is a reinterpretation of the main farmhouse that has dominated the Demesse Vecchie estate for almost 300 years.
The philosophy of the Famiglia Olivini
The Olivini family attaches great importance to the personal interpretation of the cultural and viticultural heritage of their wines. They rely on minimal intervention from vineyard to glass to bring out the best qualities of the grape varieties. At the same time, continuous innovation is the hallmark of the family.
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The Lugana wine region: Northern Italy’s best kept secret
Lugana is a small wine-growing region in northern Italy that extends over five towns: Peschiera del Garda in Veneto, Desenzano, Sirmione, Pozzolengo and Lonato in Lombardy. The region is known for its elegant and nuanced white wines made from the native Turbiana grape, also known as Trebbiano di Lugana.
The terroir of Lugana
The soils in Lugana are characterized by calcareous clay, which gives the grapes a pronounced minerality. This soil is a challenge for winemakers, as it requires a lot of work in the vineyard, but also rewards with excellent results and fruit.
The native turbiana grape
The Turbiana grape is an autochthonous Italian grape variety grown near Lake Garda. It is the main ingredient for the white wines of the Lugana region and is known for its mineral, elegant and flavorful wines.
The different styles of Lugana wines
Lugana wines are produced in five different styles:
- Superiore (matured for one year)
- Riserva (aged for two years)
- Spumante (Sparkling Wine)Late Harvest (Late Harvest)
Vintage Lugana is the most commonly produced style and is characterized by its freshness, minerality and fruitiness. It is ideal as an aperitif or with light appetizers and fish dishes.
Der Lugana Superiore ist ein gereifter Wein, der mindestens ein Jahr gelagert wird. Er zeigt eine größere Komplexität und Tiefe im Geschmack, mit Noten von Zitrusfrüchten, Steinfrüchten und Mandeln.
The Lugana Riserva is a wine aged even longer, at least two years. It is characterized by its complex structure and aromas of orange peel, dried fruit and vanilla.
Der Lugana Spumante ist ein Schaumwein, der aus der Turbiana-Traube hergestellt wird. Er zeichnet sich durch seine Frische, Fruchtigkeit und feine Perlage aus.
Lugana Spätlese is a sweet wine made from grapes harvested late. It shows aromas of dried fruit, honey and spices.
The wines of the Famiglia Olivini Winery
Famiglia Olivini Winery produces a variety of wines that reflect the diversity and richness of the Lugana region. Here are some of the most famous wines of the winery:
Famiglia Olivini Lugana
Famiglia Olivini Lugana is a fresh and mineral white wine made from the Turbiana grape. It shows aromas of flowers, almonds and citrus.
Famiglia Olivini Demesse Vecchie Riserva
Famiglia Olivini Demesse Vecchie Riserva is a complex and profound wine made from the Turbiana grape. It shows aromas of orange peel, stone fruits, almonds, vanilla, honeysuckle and dried apricots.
Famiglia Olivini Lugana Brut
Famiglia Olivini Lugana Brut is a sparkling wine made from 100% Trebbiano grape. It shows aromas of fresh brioche, almonds, tropical fruits and stone fruits.
Famiglia Olivini Lugana Rosé Brut
Famiglia Olivini Lugana Rosé Brut is a sparkling wine made from the Groppello grape variety and a blend of Barbera, Marzemino and Sangiovese. It shows aromas of cherry, flowers, peach jam and a pleasant creaminess.
Famiglia Olivini ‘Notte a San Martino’ Rosso Benaco Bresciano IGT
The Famiglia Olivini ‘Notte a San Martino’ Rosso Benaco Bresciano IGT is a complex Merlot from the Benaco Bresciano region near Lombardy. It is produced using an Amarone-like method and displays aromas of coffee, black and blue fruits, herbs and spices.
The Olivini family and its role in the Lugana region
Famiglia Olivini Winery aims to promote the Lugana region and its wines on the world stage. The family is a member of the Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC, an organization of over 120 members dedicated to the promotion of Lugana wines.
The awards of the Famiglia Olivini Winery
Die Weine der Famiglia Olivini Winery haben zahlreiche nationale und internationale Auszeichnungen erhalten, darunter:
- Gambero Rosso: 3 glasses for the Famiglia Olivini Lugana Riserva
- Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold Medal for Famiglia Olivini Lugana Brut
The importance of innovation in the winery Famiglia Olivini
Famiglia Olivini Winery is committed to constant innovation to promote its wines and the Lugana region as a whole. Some examples of these innovations include:
- The launch of Lugana Metodo Classico, a sparkling wine made from 100% Turbiana grapes, produced according to the traditional bottle fermentation method.
- The experiments with new grape varieties, such as Merlot, to create unusual wines like the “Merlot Raisin Wine”.The future of Famiglia Olivini Winery and the Lugana region.
Die Famiglia Olivini Winery ist bestrebt, ihre Tradition und ihr Engagement für die Lugana-Region fortzusetzen und gleichzeitig neue Wege zu beschreiten, um die Region und ihre Weine weiterzuentwickeln. The family works continuously to maximize the agronomic potential of its vineyards and improve the vegetative material of its vines.
The partnership between Braun Classics and Famiglia Olivini Winery
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Discover the wines of the Famiglia Olivini Winery
The wines of Famiglia Olivini Winery are an excellent example of the quality and variety of Lugana wines. If you want to discover these wines for yourself, visit the winery in San Martino della Battaglia or look for their wines in your local wine shop.
The Famiglia Olivini Winery and its Lugana wines are an impressive example of the beauty and diversity of the Lugana wine region in northern Italy. With their association with Braun Classics Model Icons 2 and their role as Braun Classics Eyewear Ambassadors, the Olivini family represents the best of tradition, innovation and timeless elegance. Discover the wines of the Famiglia Olivini Winery and experience the secrets of the Lugana region for yourself.