I Clivi

This is one of the great estates in the region. It was set up in the early 1990s, although the vineyards were already in place, and consists of 12 hectares of vines in the Collio and Collio Orientale, split between a parcel near Corno di Rosazzo and one near Brazzano. Production is about three quarters white and a quarter red. The main planting is Friulano, although there is also some Malvasia, Ribollo Gialla and Verduzzo. What most of the vineyards have in common is their old age, being around seventy years old. The estate is biodynamic and the wines are bottled unfiltered. Mario likes to give the wine time on the lees, adding weight and complexity. The wines are packed full of character and age incredibly well.

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Wines

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  • This dense white is 100% Friuliano, although the label gives no indication of the variety. Mario and his father Ferdinando are passionately focused on vineyard and terroir, and subsequently have bottled their two cru Friulianos under the name of the vineyard. When Mario and Ferdinando went looking for vineyards in the mid-90`s, they knew their vision was centred around old vines and impeccable terroir. They found it in the in the Brazzano di Cormons region, along the Slovenian border, and the two vineyards (Galea and Brazan) are each featured in one of the two cru Friulianos. This is the Brazan vineyard, certified organic since 2007 with vines over 80 years old, the first wine that Mario and Ferdinando ever made. The wine is lightly floral and mineral, with a saline undertone that carries through the wine with a beautiful grapefruit and anise-spice. The Brazan sees 18 months on the lees, which lends the wine a gravitas that will allow for brilliant evolution in the cellar, but is aged in stainless steel, allowing the purity of the fruit to shine through.

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  • This dense white is 100% Friuliano, although the label gives no indication of the variety. Mario and his father Ferdinando are passionately focused on vineyard and terroir, and subsequently have bottled their two cru Friulianos under the name of the vineyard. When Mario and Ferdinando went looking for vineyards in the mid-90`s, they knew their vision was centred around old vines and impeccable terroir. They found it in the in the Brazzano di Cormons region, along the Slovenian border, and the two vineyards (Galea and Brazan) are each featured in one of the two cru Friulianos. The Galea vineyard has bigger diurnal temperature swings, giving this wine a saline minerality, with an expressive nose of white plum and apple. The long maturation on the lees lends a soft texture to this wine, developing some earthy undertones on the finish, differentiating it from the Brazan Friuliano.

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