2020 La Tunella Rjgialla Ribolla Gialla

2020 La Tunella Rjgialla Ribolla Gialla

2020 La Tunella Rjgialla Ribolla Gialla

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La Tunella is based in the Colli Orientali del Friuli and has come a long way since farmer Min Zorzettig founded the estate between the first and second world wars. After a large re-vamp in the early nineties, old vineyards were replanted, new land acquired, new varieties introduced and production was intentionally cut, with harvest now taking place almost entirely by hand. Grown on high sun-trap terraces in the eastern Friuli hills, the hand-tended vines produce only the tiniest quantity of grapes. The soils here are unique to the area combining a mix of marl and sandstone called Ponca, and are believed to be the key to the expressive yet delicate flavours and textural purity of La Tunella’s wines.

La Tunella Rjgialla is made from the indigenous grape variety Ribolla Gialla. Ribolla Gialla is an ancient north eastern Italian grape variety planted most widely in the province of Friuli Venezia Giulia. After Phylloxera had decimated most of Europe's vines, international grape varieties were preferred but recent revived interest in native grape varieties have given in to new plantings. Ribolla Gialla generally produces light to medium bodied wines with firm acidity, stone fruit and citrus palate but expect to see some wines made with skin contact to give more colour and phenolic grip.

Tasting Note:
The Rjgialla is a well rounded, medium bodied and supple wine with plenty of character. Dry, salty and pleasantly fresh with notes of pineapple, passion fruit, wild flowers along with delicate citrus lemon. Very well balanced with a long refreshing finish and a crisp mineral bite.
A good honest example of Ribolla Gialla. This isn't an orange wine so don't look for skin contact or minimal interventions in this wine.

This is a Dry, Medium- bodied wine with High acidity and No tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Medium+ finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Ribolla Gialla








North East Italy

Oaked or Unoaked:

Slavonian Oak Barrels


Colli Orientali del Friuli

Style (R/S):

Dry (<4g/l)

Aged Before Release:

On Lees Before Bottling


Sustainable / Integrated Pest Management


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