The "Vespa Bianco" Colli Orientali of the Friuli DOC, Cru range, is a real flagship by Bastianich created to emphasize the power and evolution that a great Friuliano white can reach. The Vespa succeeds in transcending the sum of its parts, confirming a wine of complexity and longevity out of the ordinary.
The 'Plus' Venezia Giulia IGT, Cru range, was born from a single vineyard with screws of over 60 years, on top of a beautifully exposed hill, the best example of Bastianich native Friulan. 10% of the grapes are subjected to a drying period to further concentrate the fruit note of the old vines. The equivalent of a White Amarone.
The Merlot 'Vigne 50 Anni' by Le Vigne di Zamò is made after a careful selection in the old vineyards: the Merlot grapes are macerated in truncated conical wooden vats for a period of 20 days. Then followed by racking, traditional pressing of the marc and decanting in barriques. After approx. 18 months the wine is bottled and aged for another 2 years in the bottle. An excellent Merlot.
'Lis' Venezia Giulia IGT by Lis Neris is a Reserve, fruit of an extreme selection. A vertex wine, unique, capable of expressing the balance between the vines and the place of production. There are no fixed percentages for this assembly of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, each vintage has a different equilibrium point. Organic fertilization. Fermented and matured in tonneau.
The 'Picol' Friuli Isonzo DOC, Selezioni line, by Lis Neris is a pure Sauvignon Blanc from a single 'historic' vineyard. The balance between aroma, structure and flavor is guaranteed by the perfect combination of soil and climate. A wine with a territorial character, elegant and expressive thanks to its balanced fruity aromas.
The 'Gris' Friuli Isonzo DOC, Selezioni line, by Lis Neris is a pure Pinot Grigio coming from a single 'historic' vineyard where the vines have all reached the maturity of production. Fermentation and maturation takes place in 500 liter French oak barrels (tonneau) to increase their aromatic breadth without changing their original characteristics.
Sauvignon Blanc 'Archètipi' by Puiatti is made from vineyards located in the heart of Friuli, whose grapes, a mix of French clones and the famous Friulian R3, are harvested and selected by hand. Aromatic, fresh and savory white wine. The long aging on the lees gives it character and structure. Wine with great aging potential that will give greater aromatic complexity and elegance.
Ribolla Gialla 'Rjgialla' by La Tunella is one of the most famous expressions of Ribolla Gialla, a typical grape of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The grapes are harvested manually towards the end of September, once the right degree of ripeness has been reached. 'Rjgialla' La Tunella has a bright straw yellow with elegant greenish reflections. The scent is elegant and fragrant, with complex notes reminiscent of white flowers and yellow pulp fruits, with delicate nuances of dried fruit. A concrete white wine also on the palate, with a graceful, fresh and savory body. A long and pleasant finish, with slightly aromatic notes, which fully reflects the characteristic of this blend. Ideal with cold appetizers and sweet and sour sauces, vegetables and fish dishes.
Sauvignon by La Tunella is made within the DOC of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, one of the most important wine-growing areas in the whole region. This pure Sauvignon magnificently interprets the most classic and typical aspects of this renowned international white grape variety: a subtle and refined bouquet that is orchestrated on a path of typically varietal notes that make Sauvignon worthy of honor. Light body, with a tasty sip, characterized by a nice acid vein, which envelops the palate with a harmonious progression. Perfect solution for those who want to combine a quality label with a fish-based dinner.
Chardonnay by La Tunella confirms its leading role within the terroir of the Colli Orientali del Friuli. Convivial wine suitable both during the most cheerful occasions and in more formal situations. This white is very versatile thanks to a beautiful balance between freshness and flavor that favors repeated drinking. Bouquet that highlights subtle and crunchy notes, which recall exotic and tropical fruit, accompanied by sensations that tend towards the floral on the finish. Chardonnay with a light body, with a refreshing sip characterized by a decidedly flowing sapid vein. It goes well with fish dishes and fresh cheeses.
Friulano by La Tunella is made in the Colli Orientali del Friuli and is a great wine with a finely harmonious, floral and fruity aroma, with a typical note reminiscent of bitter almond, pear, wildflowers, acacia. The taste is soft and velvety, moderately acid, dry and well structured. The finish, incredibly persistent, is characterized by the typical and unmistakable hint of bitter almond that enhances the typicality of the grape. It goes well with lean appetizers, cold cuts, broths, dry pasta, fish and white meats. Excellent pairing with San Daniele ham
'Col Matiss' Cru line by La Tunella is made within the DOC of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, one of the most important wine-growing areas in the entire region. This pure Sauvignon is prepared with the best grapes and then subjected to a slow fermentation and aging "sur lies" at a controlled temperature with frequent batonnage in large Slavonian oak barrels (30 hl). A period of rest and refinement in the bottle follows. The nose is rich and detailed aromatic with elegant vegetal and fruity notes. Delicate sapidity that enhances the aromas and gives its contribution to the vibrant acidity. It goes well with appetizers and first courses with a strong and aromatic taste; ideal pairing with fish and shellfish dishes in particular.
'Biancosesto' by La Tunella is one of the most representative labels of the La Tunella winery and summarizes the history and tradition of Friulian wine. Made with two historical vines of the territory, Ribolla Gialla and Friulano, two perfectly complementary grapes: Ribolla Gialla gives vertical tension with its citrusy freshness and Friulano the richness and aromatic fullness. Aging in wood for 9 months sur lies helps to create a rich and balanced white. Bouquet with aromas of ripe fruit and delicate nuances of acacia flowers and fresh almond. Good creamy and intense structure, with complex, rich aromas and fresh, savory and persistent finish. Particularly suitable for pairing with baked fish or seafood first courses.
Pignolo by La Tunella is an intense and structured wine, obtained from the vinification of the autochthonous red grape variety of the same name. In recent decades, with the renewed interest in native varieties, it has found space in the vineyard, with clones recovered from some old vines of the Rosazzo Abbey. The long aging in wood, at least 4 years and a further year in the bottle, allows the wine to sweeten and present an intense, rich sip, with evolved and complex aromas. The bouquet expresses aromas of soft spices, red fruit jam, fruit in alcohol, hints of humus and undergrowth, hints of bitter cocoa and tobacco. Important body, dense and complex aromas, which accompany the sip towards a fresh and very persistent finish. Excellent accompaniment to meat dishes.
Schioppettino by La Tunella is made from a vine of certain indigenous origin of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, also called Ribolla Nera. The grapes, after having undergone an extreme thinning on the plant in June, are strictly hand-picked and placed in small boxes for a light drying. The must is left to ferment with indigenous yeasts in contact with the skins for about 20 days. During this phase, pumping over is frequent to favor the passage of color and noble components. After racking, the wine will rest in 5 hl French oak tonneaux for about two years. Last right period of rest and refinement in the bottle. Red with a perfect balance between spicy notes and overall softness.