Tenuta Villanova

Italy

Founded in 1499, Tenuta Villanova is the longest-living winery of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The estate covers approximately 200 hectares, reaching from the high of the Isonzo river to the hills of Collio, both considered to be the home of the region’s most premium vineyards. In 1932, the property was acquired by Arnaldo Bennati. Today it is run by his wife Giuseppina Grossi and her niece, Francesca.

Respecting the region’s tradition while at the same time applying new viticultural elements to preserve the environment, Tenuta Villanova expresses the art of wine a few steps away from Gorizina, a city where the art of lacemaking took place. The labels pay homage to the bobbin lace, a form of art highly appreciated by collectors around the world. The style of the wines emphasizes their birthplace and are a perfect match to a wide range of food pairings.

Wines

Tenuta Villanova Ribolla Gialla IGT Venezie · Profile

Ribolla Gialla is a white wine grape grown most prominently in the Friuli region of northeast Italy. The white wine made from the Ribolla grape is typically a light bodied wine with a crisp acidity and pleasant floral notes. The Tenuta Villanova Ribolla IGT is a perfect example of that style and a beautiful introduction to this engaging, refreshing style of wine. Manual harvest, followed by temperature controlled fermentation and aging in stainless steel.

SKU 899678

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Tenuta Villanova Ribolla Gialla IGT Venezie · Pairing

Ideally served as an aperitif, with summer salads, shrimp cocktail, and grilled fish with a lemon butter sauce. Also a good choice with mild cheeses.

Tenuta Villanova V Ribolla Gialla DOC Collio · Profile

Manually harvested from vines grown on the hillside vineyards of Collio, this Ribolla Gialla displays a wonderful complexity. The wine has a light and floral bouquet with notes of fresh stone fruit. On the palate it is refreshing while showing great depth with dry and fragrant flavours.

SKU 899681

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Tenuta Villanova V Ribolla Gialla DOC Collio · Pairing

Excellent choice with tuna carpaccio, ceviche, sushi, and fried fish. Try it with grilled sardines. Also stands up to roasted poultry, pork, and veal dishes.

Tenuta Villanova V Pinot Grigio DOC Collio · Profile

The Pinot Grigio wines from the Collio vineyards on Friuli are unrivalled in Italy in terms of complexity, richness, and character. Manually harvested, the grapes undergo a temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel with very little intervention. This retains the natural light cooper colour in the wine along with more complex flavours than one gets from the lighter, crispier style of Pinot Grigio from other regions.

SKU 899682

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Tenuta Villanova V Pinot Grigio DOC Collio · Pairing

Ideally served as an aperitif, with cold cuts or a charcuterie board, seafood risotto, and delicate white meats.

Tenuta Villanova Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC Friuli Isonzo · Profile

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is a red Italian wine grape grown predominantly in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. The grape is a variety in the Refosco family and derives its name from its red stems. This wine is a great ambassador of this delightful and deceptively complex grape variety. Delightful notes of dark chocolate, black pepper, and coffee lead into a well structured finish with ripe tannins and just the perfect amount of alcohol to give a nice body and mouthfeel.

SKU 899685

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Tenuta Villanova Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC Friuli Isonzo · Pairing

The wine shows its best character when matched with strong flavoured, substantial dishes. Enjoy with a wild boar ragu, lamb osso buco, and venison. A good choice with aged salami and mature cheeses.