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I Clivi "RBL" Brut Nature '17

Friuli Venezia Giulia

I Clivi "RBL" Brut Nature '17

When thinking of the wines of Friuli, i Clivi has always been one to note and look towards for benchmark examples of expressing the terroir of Friuli and its sunny slopes at its best.  Although relatively newer to the Italian winemaking scene since 2006, Ferdinando Zanusso showcases respect by capturing Friuli’s sensibility wonderfully.  Ferdinando’s son, Mario, caught the winemaking bug and now i Clivi has become a father-son joint adventure.  They own two southern-facing vineyards totaling 12 hectares with 60-80 year-old vines, all dry farmed and certified organic. They grow only the native varieties Ribolla, Friulano, Verduzzo, and Malvasia. There is a touch of Merlot, which has been in Friuli 100+ years.   Their sparkling is done in quite a unique method, worth noting.  Made from 100% Ribolla Gialla, this sparkling undergoes a single fermentation, a lot like the ancestral method, where fermentation begins in a vat.  However, instead of allowing the fermentation to continue in bottle where CO2 gets trapped, they seal the vats and trap any remaining CO2 to be released from finishing fermentation.  This allows the wine to remain on its lees until bottled under pressure. 

Sparkling wine made in this manner has fresh and forthcoming aromas and fruit flavors.  It is a captivating sparkling that, like Champagne, doesn’t lose sense of place and the incredible aroma and flavors that come from such intense regions of terroir, such as Friuli.  This is be absolutely refreshing, full of delicate citrus tones and mineral highlights.  




Producer I Clivi
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Ribolla Gialla


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