I Clivi - "RBL" Brut Nature Ribolla Gialla 2022 750ml (11.5% ABV)

I Clivi - "RBL" Brut Nature Ribolla Gialla 2022 750ml (11.5% ABV)

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 small family estate, Ferdinando with his son Mario, based in Colli Orientali del Friuli

very low yields, steep terrain, old vines ranging from 60-80 years in age

soil in this region is mostly calcareous clay (ponca in local dialect) and known to be similar to Burgundy's Cote d'Or

only 416 cases

soil for this bottling is marl/sandstone, plot in the Gramogliano Hills, Udine Provine near Slovenian border

precision, elegance, this would beat out plenty of entry level Champagnes in a blind tasting we are sure! perfect celebratory bubbles to toast with, salinity, lemon zest, clean, dry, neat and bright. 

region: Friuli, Italy

varietal: Ribolla Gialla

style: sparkling (Champagne method)

farming/cellar: certified organic, hand harvested, bunches pressed very gently similar to Champagne, first and second separate fermentation both in steel for freshness, 2nd happens on lees, no maceration,