Vintage Tunina Venezia Giulia White Blend 2020

Delectable Wine

The 2020 Vintage Tunina is smokey and understated in the glass, with mint and sage complementing crushed yellow apples. This enters the palate with a pleasant inner sweetness and soft textures, traversing candied citrus and saline-tinged orchard fruits. The 2020 finishes with decent length and concentration, leaving a salty flourish and crystalline mineral tones that add an almost crunchy sensation. That said, the 2020 could use more time in bottle to evolve aromatically. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2023) — a month ago

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