Tenuta Luisa

Friuli, Italy
Eddi Luisa and his wife make their wine in a lovely cellar at Corona near Mariano del Friuli, in the Isonzo DOC. Helping them are their sons, oenologist Michele and David, a qualified agronomist. The two generations bring together tradition and an ongoing quest for innovation while respecting both fruit and territory. This close-knit family makes a cocktail of enthusiasm, courage and far-sightedness that has driven the constant growth of Tenuta Luisa over the years.  

If you ask Eddi the secret of his success, laughing, he'll reply “I worked from sunrise to sunset, never looking at my watch, with a fervour and a love for my profession”. Even today, Eddi gives help and support to his two sons. It is really this union of the family, and this vortex of enthusiasm, courage and foresight that has allowed the Tenuta Luisa to grow consistently over the years, so that it now has 75 ha (185 acres) under vines and produces more than 350.000 bottles a year which are exported all over the world.

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Sauvignon 2011 DOC Isonzo (RV)

Varietal: 100% Sauvignon. Golden colour. Has a very fine and typical bouquet reminiscent of sage, paprika and tomato leaves. A wine of great structure and excellent acidity. A great accompaniment to elaborate starters of intense flavour, spicy courses and seafood.
GOLD: Selezione del Sindaco Int’l Wine Competition ’09
2 Stars (Very Good): Veronelli 2012
2 Stars (Very Good): Friuli, Venezia, Giulia Wine Guide ‘08 (2006 vintage)
2 Glasses & Exceptional Value: Gambero Rosso (2006 & 2009 vintage)

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Friulano 2011 DOC Isonzo (RV)

Varietal: 100% Friulano. Absolutely the most representative white wine of the oenology and viticulture of the Friuli. Intensive straw-yellow colour; flowery, fruity flavour with a typical touch reminiscent of the characteristic bitter almond flavour. On the palate it is resolutely dry, but with its slight acidity it appears always round, full-bodied and velvety. Perfect with fresh cheese, vegetable omelettes and vegetable or rice stews.
91 points & Top 100 Best Buys in 2010: Wine & Spirits (2008 vintage)
91 points: Wine Spectator (2008 vintage)
87 points: Robert Parker (2007 vintage)
SILVER: Selezione del Sindaco Int’l Wine Competition ’09
2 Stars (Very Good): Veronelli 2012
2 Glasses & Exceptional Value: Gambero Rosso (2008 & 2009 vintage)

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Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso 2009/2010 DOC Isonzo (RV)

Varietal: 100% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. Intensive aromas, vinous, with touches of wild blackberry. Strong flavour, lively, typically tannic and pleasantly plain. Pairs excellently well with fatty meat, sausages, matured cheese.
3 Stars (Excellent - 88 points): Friuli, Venezia, Giulia Wine Guide 2010 (2007 vintage)
2 Glasses & Exceptional Value: Gambero Rosso (2008 vintage)