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Meet our Italian Producers

March 5, 2017

Meet our Italian Producers

This month we interviewed two of our favourite Italian producers to find out more about them and their wines:

Giovanna – La Tunella

Q: Which of your wines are in currently your fridge at home?
La Tunella Sauvignon Blanc. It is fresh, fruity and easy to drink. I also chill the Pinot Nero in the summer – it is perfect with chicken

Q: What would you typically eat with it?
Fish or a light risotto with vegetables. In Friuli we have a traditional dish of deep fried herbs ‘frittata’ with a very light batter. The herbs complement the wine brilliantly

Q: What would you say is the key focus to La Tunella’s winemaking?
For us, our aim is to show the importance of regionality in Italy. Our pinot grigio, for example, shows great minerality, typical of our terroir; it is a far cry from the cheaper versions you get in some of your pubs!

Q: What advice would you give to English wine lovers who find Italian wine hard to understand?
Italian wine is all about discovering diversity and regionality. So if you ever go to Italy, always ask for something local and typical of the region. That way, you will begin to understand the wines in their correct context

Q: Your desert island wine?
Right now, I would pick Passopisciaro – it is tasting delicious!


Enrico Santini

Q: Which of your wines are in currently your fridge at home?
Campo alla casa

Q: What would you typically eat with it?
A whole range of things – from mushroom risotto to steak. We love it with anything

Q: What would you say is the key focus to your winemaking?
These are wines to be drunk and enjoyed and not to be overly meditated on

Q: What advice would you give to English wine lovers who find Italian wine hard to understand?
To compare – buy two bottles within the same price points and taste them both. The diversity will always give you something to remember!

Q: Your desert island wine?
The Landonne 1991 from Guigal

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