Adnams Lugana Il Gruccione, Nunzio Ghiraldi, Lombardy

Lugana is the native grape here (genetically akin to Verdicchio), and is grown on the southern shores of Lake Garda, in the north Italian region of Lombardy, around the town of Sirmione. Low yields from 40-year-old vines, and only the first pressings go into ex-lawyer, Nunzio’s, pride and joy, which is named after the colourful European Bee-eater, which comes over from North African to feed in their numbers in the summer skies over his vineyards. The estate of Nunzio Ghiraldi dates back to 190