• Ca’ dei Frati estate was named after “the house of the friars” and is property of the Dal Cero family since 1939. • Today, they are a leading Lugana producer very well- known, offering the highest quality of the terroir. • In 1969, Dal Cero family helped develop the Lugana DOC designation. • 200 hectares (495 acres) of vineyards, accounting to 10% of all the DOC Lugana area. • Recently, Ca dei Frati expanded their vineyards with the acquisition of the Luxinum vineyards in Valpolicella. • Vineyards are located in Sirmione, Lombardy, in the southern part of Lake Garda: they lie in an amphitheater of morainic hills formed in the southern part of Lake Garda by the retreat of glaciers. • 10 to 35-year-old vines and separate vinification of the grapes. • The wines show a great minerality with low sulphites and a balanced acidity. • Iconic packaging recalling the elegant lifestyle of Sirmione. • Climate: The “Pelér” wind blows from Riva del Garda from north to south, generating temperature ranges that enable grapes to be grown with great minerality. • Soil composition: limestone – clay, limy and sandy.
Cà dei Frati has been family-owned and run for three generations. It all began when patriarch Felice Dal Cero saved enough money to buy a small farm in the 1930s. Over the years, the family repeatedly invested in new vineyards. Today, all their wines are made from estate-grown fruit.
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