Friuli, as it is usually referred to, is located in the Northeast section of Italy and sometimes has more in common with Slovenia to the immediate West or Austria to the North than with the rest of Northern Italy. In fact, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and did not become part of Italy until after World War 1.It is the only region of Italy to label its wine by grape variety. This however has not necessarily helped the marketing of the region since it is largely a white wine region.Cuisine is a mixture of peasant fare, sophisticated Venetian food and influences from Slavic and Austrian cultures. Like many other northern regions of Italy, polenta is a staple food, served with stewed meats, game and cheese. Bread is used to make canaderli, which are dumplings that are served in broth or with meat. In Venice, seafood is widely consumed, often as tapas-style cicchetti which are consumed at the many bars with a glass of Prosecco.
Ribolla Gialla is a great vine native to Friuli, one of the jewels of this beautiful region, renowned for the production of premium wines, especially great whites. La Tunella is a winery based in Colli Orientali del Friuli and has always been very focused on indigenous grapes. This Ribolla Gialla “Rjgialla” is a good example of the quality of wine produced by La Tunella. It is a wine that proudly retains its roots in Friuli.
The wine has a bright and intense straw yellow colour. The nose is fresh, savory, deep and complex. On the palate it’s precise and gentle at the same time. The sip is lively and fresh, with a rich flavor and delicious floral and fruity notes. Consistent, structured and persistent, clean and balanced in acidity and intensity. An elegant minerality persists also in the finish.
A pale copper colour with a rich aroma reminiscent of pear, banana, and acacia flowers wrapped in a slight scent of fresh apricot. The palate shows very good ripeness with flavours of pear syrup and quince. Good acidity, well balanced with a long fruity finish.
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