Winery: Azienda Agricola Luisa
About the winery: A long family passion, beginning more than 80 years ago, began when Francesco Luisa, left a widower at only 37 years old and with six children to raise, had the foresight and the grit to purchase 5 ha (12 acres) of land.
Here starts the saga of the Luisa's of Corona, carried on by Delciso, who followed in his father Francesco's footsteps, and, above all, through Eddi, who, at only 13 years of age and with such determination, began working alongside his father.
Even today, Eddi gives help and support to his two sons, Michele and Davide, two separate generations that can sagely unite tradition and a continual search for innovation, whilst respecting the basis of their art and the terroir itself.
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.
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet franc
Tasting Notes: The wine is deep ruby red in colour with aromas of plum, blackberry and spice, with hints of typical earthiness and coffee on the nose. Medium bodied on the palate with a soft supple mouthfeel, this is a well balanced wine exhibiting the elegance and complexity on the palate all framed in a velvety texture
Food Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, roast leg of veal, lamb chops
Price: MRP: 2380/- (In Mumbai)
Craig's wine rating: 18/20
Craig's price rating: 18/20