La Tunella Bianco Sesto Colli Orientali del Friuli 2008

White Blends from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Price: $31.00 $22.99
Save $8.01 (26%)
Item No. 106737
  • W&S93
  • WN92
  • WE90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

La Tunella Bianco Sesto 2008 boasts a straw-yellow color, with greenish reflections. A wine of great substance, this white blend has a refined and elegant bouquet of confectionary, vanilla and acacia blossoms, intermingling with the vivacious fresh notes of fruit and white flowers. The palate opens with a delicate, full character, which is both supple and flavorful at the same time. A wine of great character, the distinguishing characteristics of each varietal stand out in its persistent finish, with a slight almond note from the Friulano and the fresh sensations of the Ribolla.

Critical Acclaim

"A 50/50 blend of Friulano and ribolla gialla fermented in large Slovenian oak barrels, Biancosesto is packed with citrus flavors, from orange to pink grapefruit and lemon. It's substantial and ripe while remaining fresh and as clean as rainwater. The texture is round, the flavors clear and direct. For braised polpo."
93 Points

"Gorgeous bouquet of white spring flowers, white fruit and hints of vanilla and almond. Crisp, juicy white fruit flavors balanced by flinty minerality and a hint of almond. Both elegant and supple from entry to close.”"
92 Points

"If you want to taste the true flavors of Northeast Italy, we recommend you try this wine. Biancosesto is a highly successful marriage of Friulano and Ribolla Gialla (two leading indigenous grapes) that delivers intense aromas of passion fruit, peach, honeysuckle, lemon zest and candied fruit. What sets it apart however is its soft, creamy texture. "
90 Points

Learn About La Tunella Map ItMap It

With a family history in winemaking, dating back to the early 1960s in the Eastern hills of the Colli Orientali del Friuli wine district, Livio Zorzettig (along with his wife, Gabriella) buy nearly 40 hectares of land, of which 23 hectares (57.5 acres) were planted mostly to grape vines native to the region. The small quantities of wine bottled at the time were sold on...

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Learn About Friuli-Venezia Giulia

(free-oo-lee veh-netz-ee-ah gwee-yee-ah) The furthest east of the Tre-Venezie, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (usually just called Friuli) is celebrated for its zingy and zesty whites. Hugging the alps and the Austrian border, the climate here is cool and the vines are planted on the hillsides, allowing for more sun exposure. The cool temperatures of the region result in the lively...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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