Manna is a unique wine that Franz has dedicated to Maria Luisa;first released in 1995, it is a cuvée of Riesling and Chardonnay, a part of Gewürztraminer and a small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc; starting with the vintage of 2013, Kerner has been added by decreasing the percentages of Riesling and Gewürztraminer. The vines of the five vineyards are located at an altitude between 350 and 800 meters above sea level. The soils are very different from each other and are of dolomite, porphyry, sandy and marble origin, facing southwest.
Grapes are harvested and processed separately, due to different maturation periods. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are fermented in barrique, while Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Kerner are left to ferment in stainless steel tanks. At the end of the fermentation, the young wines are assembled to favor the combination and harmonization of the various aromatic components. After ten months of aging the wine is bottled and further refined for a few months.
In its youth, the wine has yellow-golden notes, and after a few years of evolving, intense golden tones appear. Thanks to its special characteristics Manna seduces with a complex and stratified bouquet that suggests notes of elderflowers, pistachios and rose petals. It strikes with its complexity and concentration combined with a soft elegance and a mineral structure. Manna is a versatile wine, always transforming, the different grape varieties give this wine different notes and the high percentage of Riesling contributes to keeping it alive over the years.
The Manna shows its best in combination with noble and precious dishes. It is fascinating the way the wine adapts to different dishes, especially of the Japanese cuisine, like sushi and sashimi; it continually renews itself thanks to its multiple depth and structure.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE 14° C – 16° C
Lungarotti, Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio DOCG
An elegant wine with solid structure, deep ruby colour and complex aroma that recalls marasca cherries and blackberries, followed by notes of violet, light mentholated hints and a spicy finish. A wine of great concentration, fruity and slightly balsamic, it has soft and velvety tannins with a long, lingering finish.
Grape varietals：Sangiovese from the Monticchio vineyard; double spurred cordon pruning system, harvested in October
Vinification：Fermented in stainless steel with skin maceration, barrique aged for one year and bottle aged for several years. Thanks to its complexity, it is suited for an average aging of 30-35 years
Food pairings：dishes of refined international cuisine, fillet with pepper and Japanese mustard, squab with black truffles, roast beef with wasabi, Peking duck, guinea hen “alla ghiotta”, aged cheeses. Serve at 16-18°C (61-64°F) in large stemglass.
Anecdotes：A DOCG wine since 1990 with retroactive recognition back to the 1983 vintage. Considered one of Italy’s best red wines, it is a profound expression of Umbria, of its hillsides and its people, with a perfect harmony between power and elegance. Rubesco is a proprietary trademark deriving from the Latin verb rubescere, to blush: hence, a joyous meaning. On the label, a bas-relief depicting the harvest, detail from the Fontana Maggiore of Perugia, one of Italy’s most beautiful 13th-century fountains.
Lungarotti, Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
A red wine with great richness in polyphenols. Deep and intense purple-red colour with a complex bouquet of red fruits, marasca cherry, currant and raspberry, as well as delicate notes of sweet tobacco and cocoa, finishing off with hints of officinal herbs. The structure is dense with rich but harmonious tannins and wonderful complexity; the fruitiness is sustained by fresh acidity and the finish is long-lasting.
Grape varietals100% Sagrantino obtained from massal selection and harvested in October.
Vinification：Stainless steel fermentation with skin maceration for 28 days. Wood aging for 12 months in barrique. Light filtering and several years in bottle before release.
Food pairings：Perfect match with red meat roasts, suckling pig, game, dishes “alla ghiotta” guinea-hen in civet, stewed venison, sharp cheeses, Umbrian-style squab
Anecdotes：Sagrantino is one of Italy’s oldest native varietals with characteristic polyphenolic complexity: a wild horse that must be discovered and tamed with the proper viticultural techniques in order to speak the harmonious and balanced language of all the Lungarotti wines. Legend has it that the name Sagrantino was given by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia; while travelling to Castel del Monte, he stopped to hunt with his falcon in the area around Montefalco. The bird, a specimen of of the prized and rare species called Saccr, fell sick and was cured with a medicine based on the local wine, which from that moment onwards, was called Sagrantino, after the name of the Emperor’s falcon. The DOC appellation was granted to Montefalco in 1979 also thanks to the contribution of Giorgio Lungarotti.
Lungarotti, Cadetto Umbria Bianco IGT
Grape varietals：Trebbiano and other local white varietals grown in our vineyards.
Vinification：produced exclusively with free-run juice, vinified in stainless steel at low temperatures
Taste： Straw yellow with greenish hues. Releases, strongly, the inviting characteristics of this cultivar: hawthorn, pear, citrus fruits and pineapple. The full and sapid body is perfectly balanced by a refreshing acidity and leads to an intriguing and persistent aftertaste.
Food pairings：mixed nuts, Caesar salad, fish, both salt-water and fresh-water (fried fish, mackeral, marinated anchovies), sweet-sour marinated vegetables,grilled white meats, fried rice balls, pasta with pesto.
Lungarotti, Cadette Umbria Rosso IGT
Grape：varietalsSangiovese and red varietals grown in our vineyards.
Vinification：Fermentation in stainless steel with brief maceration (7-8 days); malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. Bottled in early spring
Food pairings：grilled Cornish hen with herbs; eggplant parmesan; pasta with tomato and basil; ravioli with pumpkin; veal escalope “saltimbocca”.
Lungarotti, Bianco di Torgiano Il Pino DOC
A white wine with great structure, balanced and elegant. the bouquet has floral scents and notes of linden, thyme, and acacia flowers, delicate hints of coconut, vanilla and white chocolate; sapid and fragrant flavour with a long finish as well as balanced, refreshing acidity.
Grape varietals:Trebbiano, Grechetto and Vermentino from the “Il Pino” hillside vineyard; double Guyot pruning system, harvested by hand in September in small crates
Vinification:After cryomaceration, one third of the free-run juice is fermented and aged on the fine lees in barrique for 3 months; the remaining two-thirds ferment in stainless steel. After blending, the wine is bottled and refined at length in bottle before release to the market.
Food pairings:dishes of haute cuisine, particularly fish and seafood (crab salad, grilled lobster, raw scampi, sea-bass in salt crust); it is also particularly indicated for cappelletti (meat-stuffed pasta) in broth, risotto – especially if truffle-based –and white meats in general (grilled chicken skewers).
Anecdotes:A special selection of Torre di Giano, it was one of the first Italian white wines to be aged in wood, as early as the 1970’s, many years before the more recent trends. The name recalls the Roman origins of Torgiano, testified by the tower dedicated to Janus, the double-faced god. On the label is a bas-relief depicting the harvest, detail from the Fontana Maggiore of Perugia, one of Italy’s most beautiful 13th century fountains.
Lungarotti, L'U Rosso Umbria Rosso IGT
An intriguing blend of varietals mixing harmony with synergy: a fusion of warmth and freshness. Vinified in stainless steel and refined in barrique, its fragrance remains inviting. Alluring, modern and straightforward, with good structure and harmonious tannins, it has a long-lasting finish.
Grape varietals：Sangiovese, Merlot; harvested in SeptemberVinificationFermentation in stainless steel with brief maceration; intense daily pumping over and racking after 18 days, refined 6 months in barrique and several months in bottle
Food pairings：a modern and lively wine, ideal for creative pairing with dishes from many different gastronomic cultures, from tempura to goulash, or with barbecues, hamburgers, pork, lamb, pizza, quiche and naturally, cheeses.
Anecdotes：The name – L’UM – comes from the first letters of “L’Umbria”, the same letters as in LUNGAROTTI: once again, this stresses our company’s strong bond with our land. The “satyr” image is from an 18th-century sanguine drawing by Gilles de Ville on display in the Wine Museum of Torgiano.