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Cà Lojera

Cá Lojera e Lugana Cá Lojera and Lugana the Grand of the big lake It is told, that once upon a time when the Garda Lake and the smaller Frassine Lake where connected by chanels, black merchants arrived on their boats from the north and used the houses along the water for hiding their smuggled merchandise, and some people swear that wolves did protect those hideaways.
The Cá Loiera estate of the Tiraboschi family, is therefore called wolves house. Only grapes from the 14 ha vineyards belonging to this estate are used in the production. White Lugana grapes grow on flat, argillaceous ground and on the hills red Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Franco Tiraboschi is the man of action and responsible for vine making, his wife Ambra is the host for guests who want to visit the cellars, which partly are located underneath lake level.
Their daughter Alessandra is responsible for the San Benedetto selling point.
Approximately 120.000 bottles of wine are produced every year, and sold on the national market through wine-bars, restaurants and special wine stores  and a good quantity is exported.
Particularly precious are the Monte della Guardia wines red from grapes from the hills, like Garda DOC Merlot, Garda DOC Cabernet Sauvignon Garda DOC Chardonnay from old vines but especially the Lugana year-wines (actually the 2003), the Lugana Vigna Silva Riserva refined in barrique and the Lugana Superiore fermented in wooden 25 hl barrels with batonnage. 

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