Complex, balanced and sophisticated
Complex and refined, Le Rane is the sweet soul of Malvasia Aromatica di Candia, aged in glass for two years before being ready to be served. Exotic fruits, Mediterranean herbs and white flowers emerge from this balanced wine with high acidity. Perfect with desserts and blue cheeses.
Natural vision is always a surprise, a reopening of one’s eyes to the world. Without the wonder, without the surprise before anything, there is only a mechanical duplication of the visible.
– Luigi Ghirri, Lezioni di Fotografia
The first bottle of Le Rane was released on the market in 1999. As it has often happened throughout the history of Luretta, this was also an experiment: Le Rane was a reinterpretation of our Boccadirosa, the still white wine which had already been part of the collection since 1992. We wanted to show that our Malvasia Aromatica di Candia could take the shape of French sweet wines, respecting their tradition and, perhaps, proving to be at their same level.
With only 70 grams of sugar per liter, the first version of Le Rane attracted attention because of its uniqueness, but it remained too unusual to become a fixed presence in our collection. We revisited the composition in 2000, this time wishing to create a bottle in the style of French Sauterne, with a good level of acidity and a multifaceted aroma suitable for drinking outside the typical dessert moment. It is a success. Le Rane continues to surprise those who drink it for its structured taste, tributing both territorial tradition and transalpine winemaking.