Wine tasting evenings have become a firm favourite here at The Tackroom, since we started them back in March. we’ve travelled far and wide sampling outstanding wines and putting our local twist on worldwide cuisines.
After taking a short break to research and sample, we have found our next perfect destination.
We will be kickstarting our wine evenings again on 5th September, this time featuring wines from the beautiful Vineyard of ‘LA TUNELLA’.
Hailing from the region in the extreme north-east of Italy, in the centre of a triangle formed by Venice, to the west, Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east, lays claim to solid oenological traditions and to 15,400 hectares of vineyards, of which 60% produce white grapes and the remaining 40% red grapes.
Friuli Venezia Giulia is divided into eight wine-growing areas with D.O.C. denominations: Collio, Grave, Isonzo, Carso, Aquileia, Latisana, Annia and Colli Orientali del Friuli. The latter denomination is known throughout the world as an area dedicated to the production of white wines of great excellence and elegance.
During the Sixties, in the heart of ‘Colli Orientali del Friuli’, a tenant farmer called Min Zorzettig produced wine for his family. Before long, Min had purchased some small plots of land and started making wines on a larger scale with his sons Francesco, Giuseppe and Livio. In 1986, Livio and his wife Gabriella established their own winemaking business at Ipplis, with 23 hectares of hillside vineyards.
Then in 1993, Massimo Zorzettig hired the talented oenologist Luigino Zamparo to help carve out a real personality for a full range of wines. They renamed the winery ‘La Tunella’ after the hillside hamlet where the vines are grown. The specific rare mix of marl and sandstone on this hillside is known as ‘Ponca’ and it is said to be the key to the quality, flavour and fragrance of the ‘La Tunella’ range.
The evening will be hosted by Gil’ad Riggans of Corney & Barrow, and its definitely not one to be missed!
Book a table now to avoid disappointment!