Friulano Collio 'Clivi Brazan'

  • I Clivi
  • Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Method & Production

From 80 year old Friulino vines from single vineyard “Brazan” in Brazzano di Cormons, Province of Gorizia. Hand-picked, gentle whole bunch pressing (no prior de-stemming). Spontaneous fermentation using native yeasts in stainless steel tank. The lees are transferred to used French oak for 30 days, the purpose of which is to cleanse the lees to avoid their reductive effect, by the biochemical interaction between the tannins of the oak and the organic matter of the lees. Once the lees are reintegrated with the wine they have an anti-reductive effect, opening the wine and naturally stabilizing all potential instabilities (acidic, proteic, etc). The wine matures on the oaked lees for 30 months in stainless steel. After this time, the wine is bottled with a light filtration. Clivi Brazan spends a minimum of two and a half years in bottle before release. 

Tasting notes

Aromatic, expressive, full of character. Peach flowers, pink grapefruit, hint of petrol. Profound, dense, intense, mineral and austere. 

Food matching

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