Lugana DOC is a dry, occasionally sparkling, white wine made in north-east Italy from the Turbiana or Trebbiano di Lugana grape. Its production zone lies west of Soave, on the southernmost shores of Lake Garda between Desenzano and Pesciera, straddling the borders between two regions and two provinces, Brescia in Lombardy (‘Lombardia’) and Verona province in Veneto. ‘Though largely in Lombardy, and therefore geographically in the north-west, Lugana belongs stylistically to the Veronese [Verona area] wines, and thus in the north-east. It has more concentration and a finer scent than all but the very finest Soave,’ (David Gleave MW: 1989, p.89).
The name: The Lugana DOC takes its name derives from Lugana di Sirmione, a locality in the municipality of Sirmione in the Province of Brescia.