Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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.

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  • Tunella-Pinot-Grigio

    Tunella Pinot Grigio 2022

    The wine has an intense straw yellow color, evolving to a richer yellow with aging. It has a fruity and fragrant nose evoking aromas of warm bread crust and intense perfume of acacia blossom and ripe tropical fruit. The palate echoes the nose and is elegant, medium-bodied with moderate acidity and delicate hints of yeast. A wine with a decisive character.

    $30.50
  • Tunella-Pinot-Nero

    Tunella Pinot Nero 2021

    Light ruby red colour. Distinctive bouquet with notes of raspberry and wild berries. Dry fairly light-bodied fruity palate with bright acidity, a subtle bitter note and a silky mouth feel.

    $28.95
  • Tunella RjGialla 2019

    Tunella RjGialla 2022

    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.

    $30.50
  • Tunella Sauvignon 2019

    Tunella Sauvignon 2022

    Sauvignon Blanc from the Colli Orientali in North East Italy, this has an intense bouquet with scents of sage and tomato leaf blend with delicate notes of melon and yellow pepper. Perfectly balanced, fresh, dry with long aromatic persistence.

    $30.50
  • Venica-e-Venica-Merlot

    Venica e Venica Merlot 2021

    The colour is intense ruby red. Aromatically, the wine shows berries (especially blueberries and black currant), violets, plums, cherries, tomato leaf, fennel and rhubarb. Some medicinal herbs such as mint and thyme can be perceived as well as a balsamic note that fades into pine. On the palate it is wide and deep, medium-bodied, juicy and dripping of blackberries and cherries. The tannins are light and velvety and the herbaceous and earthy flavors balance the fruit aromas for a soft and enveloping sip. The acidity is generally low.

    $42.95
  • Venica-&-Venica-Ronco-delle-Mele-sauvignon

    Venica e Venica Ronco delle Mele Sauvignon 2022

    This is a truly exceptional wine from a highly regarded estate. It has fruity aromas of gooseberry, mango, pineapple, passion fruit and melon, wrapped around intense spicy scents of sage, anisette, box wood, fig leaves, tomato leaves and grapefruit. Very long finish with lingering mango and gooseberry.

    $89.95

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