It all began in the sixties, when grandfather Min and then father Livio started a story that still lives on in Massimo and Marco Zorzettig's Tunella, guardians, together with their mother Gabriella, of more than fifty years of family tradition. In the Tunella of today live together the present and the memory, the desire to experiment and the highest traditions of the Colli Orientali del Friuli: a present that day after day builds its future.
Our winery is called Tunella since 2002: the new name, which replaced the previous Livio Zorzettig, is a toponym which indicates a farmhouse and a hill located near the winery, among meadows and vineyards surrounded by the sweet landscape of Colli Orientali.
Although Tunella is a company with a long history, we have never abandoned the maniacal attention that distinguishes every little winemaker when he works in his vineyard. It is not by chance that our philosophy is "to do little in order to do better": this is the only way we can offer something of excellent quality and at the same time absolutely unique and personal.
Inside every Tunella bottle there are the earth, the sun, the rain, the wind: because wine collects everything it receives. And because we want those who will come after us to enjoy the same flavors and scents, we pay attention to the sustainability of production.
Pignolo from Friuli's La Tunella winery is an intense and structured wine, obtained by the vinification of the homonymous autochthonous red berried grape. We usually think about Friuli Venezia Giulia as a land of great whites, if this is true for Collio, in the Colli Orientali area since centuries is alive the tradition of making red wines having character and personality. Pignolo is a local variety which gives concentrated and powerful wines, with exuberant tannins and freshness.
Intense ruby red with garnet red reflections.
The nose opens with intense sensations of underbrush, sweet spices, fruit under fruit, tobacco, cocoa and a soft mineral and slightly balsamic perception. In the mouth it is full and of great character, dense and enveloping, with thick and elegant tannins and pleasantly fresh and balanced.