I Clivi - Venezia Giulia Schioppettino 2019 (12.5% ABV) 750ml

I Clivi - Venezia Giulia Schioppettino 2019 (12.5% ABV) 750ml

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diamond in rough, elegant wine, burgundy of Italy.

Ferdinando Zanusso founded I Clivi in the mid 1990's when he purchased a small vineyard of old vines in the heart of Collio in his native Friuli. His son Mario was seduced by his father's wine making and love of the land. Ferdinando expanded their vineyard holdings — always on the steep hillsides of Collio Orientali and Collio, always in the prized ponca soils of calcareous clay and always with old vines. Together, Ferdinando and Mario work with fanatical attention to detail in the vineyards and cellar to express the quality of their terroir. 

A south-east facing slope in Prepotto, in the Province of Udine between the Adriatic and the Alps. Ponca soil (marl and sandstone). Enticing sexy wine.

Wonderful and delightful  full nose of fresh cranberries, strawberries and red-fruit pulp, slight peppery spice, morels, dry, well structured, nice acidity, balanced, medium-light red, perfect for summer seafood dinner 

region: Friuli, Venezia Guila, Italy

varietal: 100% Schioppettino

style: light complex red

farming & cellar:

All grapes are grown organically and winemaking is conducted with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of their fruit. Low yields from 60 to 80-year-old vines, gentle pressing and minimal intervention in the winery combine to produced some of the most pure, refined and expressive wines in Friuli.

50 yr. old vines, Ponca Soil, (Marl of Marine Origin)

Destemmed and gently crushed to break the skin. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, with 14 days of skin contact. Aged in stainless also for 12 months. 

6k bottles produced per/yr.

Pair with : Bouillabaisse, Seared Spiced Tuna, Grilled Gambas smoked Paprika,  spaghetti tossed with garlic and ripe tomatoes, or an always delicious cheese board.