I Clivi

I Clivi Verso Brut NV

$26
$26

I Clivi Verso Brut is the best sparkling wine you've never tried. It is made from 100% Glera and is absolutely delicious: apple, pear, stonefruit, and pleasant bubbles. Pair it with cold cuts, fried fish, or mushroom risotto. You can also just drink it as an aperitif; it's one of our most versatile wines.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, White
Wine Style:, Light Body
Grapes:, Glera
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, NV
Alcohol:, 12%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Friuli–Venezia Giulia
Appellation:, NA
Bottle Size:, 750ml
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

Food Pairing Ideas:

Risotto with asparagus.

 

Producer profile

I Clivi

I Clivi Winery, established in 1996, is located in Italy's Friuli Venezia Giulia region. It operates on 12 hectares of vineyards in two distinct areas: Brazzano di Cormons in the Collio DOC district and Corno di Rosazzo in the Colli Orientali DOC district. Ferdinando Zanusso founded the winery, and his son Mario Zanusso now oversees vineyard and winemaking operations.

The winery focuses on indigenous grape varieties, including Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Verduzzo, and Malvasia. The vines are notably old, ranging from 60 to over 80 years, deeply rooted in clay, limestone, and sedimentary rock soils of marine origin. These soils contribute to the wines' rich texture, minerality, and bright acidity.

I Clivi practices organic farming, with manual harvesting and low yields to ensure the highest-quality grapes. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing and the use of stainless steel and concrete vats to preserve the fruit's natural characteristics. This approach results in wines that are elegant and true to their terroir.

Wine region

Friuli–Venezia Giulia, Italy

History

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, situated in Italy's northeastern corner, has a multifaceted historical tapestry influenced by various civilizations. From its inception under the Romans, it underwent successive dominations by the Goths, Lombards, Huns, Venetians, French, Austrians, Yugoslavs, and eventually, the Italians. The region's capital, Trieste, became an official part of Italy only in 1977, underscoring its intricate geopolitical history.

Terroir

The terroir of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is shaped by its unique geographical juxtaposition between the Adriatic Sea and the Julian Alps. The central Friuli Grave valley, characterized by its stony terrain, facilitates effective grape ripening, lending distinct acidity to wines, notably Pinot Grigio and Prosecco. The northeastern Julian Alps, home to the Colli Orientali del Friuli and Collio regions, provide an elevation essential for grape maturation, influenced by the distinctive Ponca soil—a mix of marl and sandstone. The Carso Peninsula, near the coast, offers a predictable maritime climate, with soils rich in "terra rossa," limestone, and alluvial sands, fostering the growth of organic and natural wines.

Wines

White wines from Friuli-Venezia Giulia are diverse and distinctive. Ribolla Gialla, an indigenous grape, is known for its citrusy notes and pronounced acidity. Friulano, grown in Colli Orientali, Grave del Friuli, and Collio, presents a fragrant profile with high acidity. Verduzzo, notable for its tannins, varies from sweet to dry, while Picolit, native to the Rosazzo region, exhibits aromas of stone fruit and honey. Vitovksa, primarily cultivated in Carso, produces citrus-infused mineral wines, while Pinot Grigio from ancient vines stands out for its complexity and creaminess.

The red wines of the region include Schioppettino, reminiscent of Syrah and Cab Franc, showcasing balance and complexity. Refosco, grown in Colli Orientali, is marked by its minerality and strong acidic finish. Pignolo, primarily found in Colli Orientali del Friuli, exudes flavors of plum and blackberry. Tazzelenghe, known for its texture, and Terrano, native to Carso, complete the red wine profile of the region, emphasizing its dedication to both organic and natural wine production.

Frequently asked question

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East Coast: 5 business days

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If you miss a delivery and a package gets returned to us we have two options:

1) Reship the package right away: due to the very high cost of shipping and returns, we must charge a re-shipping fee to be determined based on package size and shipping destination.

2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
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What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
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What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
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What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.