Come Taste I Clivi’s wine with Northern Italian winemaker Ferdinando Zanusso. Fernando will be joined by his importer Giannoni Selections!
What distinguishes I Clivi from their peers in the Colli Orientali del Friuli are their devastatingly low yields, steep terrain, and old vines that range from sixty to eighty years of age. It is not surprising that their soils of calcareous clay, or ponca in local dialect, have been noted for their similarities to Burgundy’s Côte d’Or and organic farming goes without saying for vineyards of this caliber and rigor. All work in the cellar follows similar principles and attention to detail. Hand-harvested bunches are pressed very gently at Champagne levels so to squeeze only the purest must, a philosophy that sets the stage for the superb quality of the finished wines. Using only stainless steel vats for the white wines, Ferdinando Zanusso produces wines of precision and definition without the interference of maceration or prolonged contact with the skin.