James Suckling 96 points - This is crazy on the nose with dried lemons, volcanic salt, soy sauce and lycee. Full-bodied, dense and beautiful. A fabulous white showing the class and depth that it has oozed for decades. Truly one of Italy’s best whites yet always subtle and complex. Screw cap. Drink now. THE TOP 100 ITALIAN WINES OF 2016.November/2016
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - One of Italy’s most celebrated whites, this elegant wine opens with alluring scents of white spring flower, white stone fruit and citrus. Radiant and loaded with finesse, the vibrant palate delivers yellow apple, Bartlett pear, nectarine and a hint of ginger alongside bright acidity..August/2017
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2014 Vintage Tunina is a sophisticated blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana and Picolit. The blend is carefully considered to give the wine all the attributes you look for in an important white wine. The bouquet is bright and forthcoming with graceful aromas of summer peach, quince, honey and a touch of spicy saffron. The mouthfeel is tonic and streamlined with drying mineral nuances on the finish. This wine should take on more volume and depth as it moves forward over the next 5 years..December/2017
A special field blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and the rare native varietal Picolit. It is one of the world’s veritable cult wines made from late harvest fruit. The vineyard soil is marly/arenaceous and covers 39.5 acres in the area called Ronco del Fortino. Vine density is 2,430-2,840 per acre, yielding 1.6 to 2.4 ton crops per acre. Exposure is southwest and northeast. Small parts (10-15%) are now fermented and aged in large, Slovenian oak (50-60 hl.)
Vintage Tunina from Sauvignon grapes, Chardonnay with Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and Picolit added. It should be noted that this is a genuine field blend. It has a brilliant straw-yellow colour with golden highlights. Its aroma is intense, full, with enormous elegance and persistence, and with hints of honey and wild flowers. Its taste is dry, velvety, and very well-orchestrated, with an exceptional persistence due to its particularly full body.
Brilliant straw yellow in color, with golden reflections. Intense, ample, very elegant and persistent, with scents of honey and country flowers. Cellar life is 7-10 years.
It is paired with truffled first courses, with a great variety of fish dishes, especially oven-baked fish and fish in sauce, and it can easily be drunk with white meats. We have a particularly good memory of this wine with a pillow of fresh salmon stuffed with parmesan and artichoke.