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Distribution and Ho.Re.Ca, contact commercial office (+34) 677 579 536

La Tunella

The history of Tunella begins in the 1960s.

The winery before 2002 was called Livio Zorzettig, named after the father of Marco and Massimo Zorzettig, who today run the winery together with their mother Gabriella. In Tunella the present and memory coexist, the desire to experiment and the traditions of the Eastern Hills of Friuli Venezia Giulia, a region in the extreme northeast of Italy, near Venice and on the border with Austria and Slovenia. Tunella is the name of a farm and of a hill located near the farm, between meadows and vineyards immersed in the soft mountainous landscape. The hills are protected from the cold north winds by the Julian Pre-Alps and are pleasantly warmed by the breeze from the Adriatic Sea, only a few tens of kilometers away.

The soils are formed by an alternation of calcareous clay marls or "ponca" in Friulian and calcified sandstones rich in limestone, potassium and phosphorus that can give the wines an absolute elegance.uta.

Of the 70 hectares of property, all in the D.O.C. Colli Orientali del Friuli, 70 is dedicated to whites and the remaining 30 to reds. The proportion reflects the traditions of the D.O.C, land of white wines par excellence. The driving system is the traditional French Guyot. The average density is 4,500 / 5,000 vines per hectare. The yield is 7500 kilos per hectare.a.

Native varieties such as Friulano Tocai, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, Refosco, Schioppettino, but also international varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc are grown.c.

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