Overview of the Wine
The vineyard's exposure is south, south-west at 1,300 ft. above sea level, and 18 miles from the Adriatic Sea. The Castelluccio property is composed of medium-loam clayey soil, creating an ideal condition for the cultivation of Sauvignon blanc. Strong diurnal temperature variations bring out a beautiful bouquet in the wine.
Castelluccio is considered the first Wine Estate focusing on high quality wines in the Romagna region, the first which in the mid 70s focused in the creation of "cru" wines, an example been taken by many other today producers from the same area in the following years.
Lunaria takes its name from the "Lunaria" plant, also known in Italy as the "Pope's Coin" (in the US, Silver Dollars). The plants' nickname is derived from the roundish and flat shapeof the fruit, which, when dried, takes on a silvery appearance.
Grape / Blend
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Straw yellow color, with metallic and green hints. The bouquet is refined, precise and well concentrated. Sweet and green at intervals, with a well defined hint of citrus fruits skin (particularly lime and grapefruit). Dry, with reasonable body, sustained by an acidulous vein and almost spicy hot. An aromatic taste that returns as an after-bouquet. Good persistence.
90 Points - James Suckling
Plenty of cooked apples, pear drops and buttercups on this white. Medium bodied and fruity with some solid acidity and an appley finish.
90 Points - Ian Blackburn
Solid - eternally fresh - melon balls, grapefruit, key lime, fresh floral... very refreshing with a solid resume above.... I think this is a winner from Italy.
Product size: 750ml