2016 I Clivi Friulano Galea

2016 I Clivi Friulano Galea

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 I Clivi Friulano Galea
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A superb Friulano white from one of Clivi's two finest vineyards. The Galea site is located up in the Gramogliano Hills, within the DOC territory of the Colli Oriantali del Friuli. Here 70 year old Friulano vines lies in drier, more sun-facing soils, where they still manage to produce a wines of immense elegance and delicacy. After 2 years in stainless steel, this serious white is known for a perfume that is less primary and fruit-driven and more about deeper characters of minerality and subtle, earthy wild herbs. Simply unique, the Galea is delicious now. Volumes are low!

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$42.99 in mixed 6+ or $47.99 per bottle




Its Origins

"Ferdinando Zanusso founded I Clivi when he returned to Italy after thirty years and three different careers in Africa, including a stint in the United Nation’s World Food Program. His son Mario joined just after its inception and is involved in all aspects of the farm. Together they seek the fullest expression of their highly reputed terroir in Friuli’s esteemed Colli Orientali del Friuli and Collio growing districts. What distinguishes I Clivi from their peers 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, the Zanusso’s produce wines of precision and definition without the interference of maceration or prolonged contact with the skin." — Coeur Wine Co

What The Critics Say

93+/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata

"Luminous straw-green. Hints of diesel fuel, ripe pear, chamomile and flowers. Rich, clean and very well balanced, with hints of menthol, stone and orchard fruit. Finishes long with an earthy component. Spent two years on the lees but its intense herbal streak is buffered nicely by the depth of fruit presence. A knockout Friulano that speaks well of its Colli Orientali terroir. A single vineyard wine. The name Galea derives from a toponym of the area." Drink 2020 - 2028

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    2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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