~ The Lana Story ~
In 2011 Pizzini quietly released a new range of wines under the Lana label.
These wines are made by Joel Pizzini. Joel is using some old winemaking techniques
to make these wines so that some of them show more funky, earthy and savoury notes to the wines in the Pizzini range. These wines are made to be enjoyed with food, especially dishes with Italian flavours.
We named this range after a special town in northern Italy called Lana. Lana is located in the Trentino-Alto Adige region and is situated between the towns of Bolzano and Merano.
Prior to moving to Australia to forge a different future for their young family, Roberto and Rosetta Pizzini had settled in the northern Italian town of Lana. After marrying, Roberto found a job as a fitter and turner in a factory there, while Rosetta became a mother. Her third son Alfredo was born whilst they lived in Lana.
Lana was, and still is thought of as their Italian home.
Initially three wines were released under the label – Lana Prosecco, Lana Pinot Grigio and a red blend using Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino called Lana Il Nostro Gallo. Il Nostro Gallo is Italian for ‘Our Rooster’. In 2014 a Lana Moscato was added to the range.
- TASTING NOTES -
Lana Prosecco NV
The colour is light straw with an olive hue. Aromas include yeasty and melon notes, as the wine opens up in the glass, the nose has smacks of citrus blossom, fresh lime, Wisteria flower, Nashi pear and green apples. The palate is refreshingly fizzy with gentle, lemony acidity. The wine has a lovely length and balance.
Lana Pinot Grigio 2016
The colour is pale straw with olive green hue. Aromas include lemon zest and spices with earthy and funky notes developing as the wine opens in the glass. The palate is round and soft with lingering, lemony acidity. This wine has a lovely weight and texture.
Lana Il Nostro Gallo 2014
The colour is dense brick/cherry red with purple hues. Aromas include exotic spice, dark cherry, lingering plum, dried herb, leather and earthy notes. The palate is soft and generous with talc like earthy and savoury tannins. This wine has soft acidity through the middle palate. It is a mid weight wine.
LANA Nebbiolo Barbera 2015
This wine highlights the best of the two varieties. Nebbiolo provides structure, tannin and lovely savoury characters while the Barbera brings rounded red fruits and lively acidity.
Lana Moscato 2016
Light straw in colour with an olive hue. The wine has intense aromas of musk, citrus, lychee, baked apple, peach and apricot which jump out of the glass. The palate is creamy and zesty with flavours of lychee, apple and citrus, and a harmonious sweetness, which is balance with lively acidity. Pair with a traditional northern Italian apple strudel.