Friulano ‘San Pietro’ I Clivi


The wines of i Clivi are born in Friuli in between the Collio Goriziano and the eastern hills of Udine, named Colli Orientali, where, on sunny slopes – clivi meaning “slopes” – Altogether there is cultivated 12 hectares of certified organic vineyards planted with the indigenous varieties Ribolla, Friulano, Verduzzo, and Malvasia, whose only international grape is Merlot, a variety which found home in this area more than a century ago. Taking care of this important heritage of old vines, aged between 60 and 80 years, it is for Ferdinando and Mario Zanusso a reminder of the responsibility with which they guard and produce wine on this strip of land, giving the chance to express two distinct D.O.C. denominations, Collio, and Colli Orientali del Friuli, whose sensory difference is related exclusively to the microclimate. The low yields produced by these old vines give a natural concentration and complexity to the fruit they seek to transform naturally with spontaneous fermentation, maintaining the elegance and aromatic integrity through careful maturation in steel tanks for 50,000 bottles of varietal wines with great personality, distinguished grace, and delicacy.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Intense straw yellow
Nose Exotic, floral, with sulphurous notes of talc and, at the same time, with fragrant references
Palate Full, creamy, with good flavor and excellent freshness. Herbal aromas with nutty, mildly almond-y finish. Good acidity, balanced by marked minerality

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Friulano
Alcohol % 13%
Style Full-bodied mineral White
Estate/Producer I Clivi-Ferdinando Zanusso
Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia
Vintage 2021
Vinification Hand-picked and whole cluster pressing without destemming, static decantation and spontaneous fermentation without adding yeasts in steel, lightly filtered. Minimal SO2
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Some age potential

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