Wine Spectator, one of the most prestigious wine magazine in the world, on October 31sy issue is featuring a nice article by Alison Napjus on delicois wines from three unsung Veneto DOCs.

Lugana is one of these DOCs that worth exploaration.
We are very proud to has been metioned in the article with our Le Fornaci Lugana project.
HERE the full article.

Tommasi Le Fornaci Lugana 2


With a strong belief in the Lugana territory and its wine, the Tommasi family has cultivated a dream of expanding the project. In 2013, after conducting much research in the area, additional investments were made in Sirmione.

The Fornaci Estate, therefore, is made up of three main vineyards located in different areas of Lugana DOC, making up a total of 45 hectares: one larger plot of land by Lake Garda, and two further inland, all in Sirmione.

All of the vineyards were planted with a single typical vine variety, called Turbiana, using the guyot training system and a high vine density (approximately 5,000 vines per hectare).

There is also an important project in the works to accompany this investment: the construction of a winery entirely dedicated to the production of Lugana as well as a building destined for hospitality and wine tourism, with an area for tastings and refreshments for all visitors.

In 2021, two new references will be launched to complete the project.


Le Fornaci Lugana
Brilliant, intense straw yellow colour, Le Fornaci Lugana is fragrant with fruity aromas and notes of tropical fruits and grapefruit. On the palate, it’s dry and harmonious with an elegant freshness.

It is intense and persistent, with a sapid, mineral finish and a typical aroma of almond.

Lugana Le Fornaci is obtained from an accurate harvest of the grapes, followed by slow fermentation at controlled temperature (14 ° / 18 °) and stripping by natural sedimentation.
Aging for about 3 months on lees and fine yeasts followed by aging in steel.

Served at  cool temperature, it is ideal as an aperitif, with appetizers and finger food; it pairs well with both fresh and salt-water fish. Excellent with flavourful first courses, risotto, delicate meats, and fresh cheeses.

On Evidence:

very particular year for the weather: the low temperatures, combined with the high temperature ranges, allowed for excellent ripening and good acidity of the grapes. A very positive year.

2019 harvest began one week later (second half of September) compared to the average. Harvest done by hand and also by machine at night, to speed up the intervention and preserve as much as possible aromas and aromas.

Climate considerations:
rainy and cold May, hot June and then return of the cold towards August. From the end of September dry with mild temperatures and good day / night temperature range

Agronomic considerations:
the best conditions have been created for the production of Lugana with a more intense aromatic expression and greater flavor.