2017 I Clivi Friulano San Lorenzo

2017 I Clivi Friulano San Lorenzo

91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2017 I Clivi Friulano San Lorenzo
91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A complex and poised Friulano from the region's leading producer. This wine comes from vines that have spent 80 years growing deep roots into their organically-managed, hillside soils of sandstone and marl. The result is a precise and yet flavour-packed Friulano, with immediate appeal as an aperitif and some potential to improve in cellar. At this price, the San Lorenzo will fly!

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$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle



Friulano (Tocai Friulano)

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

91+/100 Vinous,

"Pale straw-green. Reticent aromas of orchard fruit and minerals. Then similar flavors on the slightly richer, denser palate. Closes long and clean, with a fresh citrus and pear skin note. This wine represents a more classic, traditional (high acid and austere) example of Collio Friulano. Like all of I Clivi’s wines, this is very clean, precise and light on its feet; well done. Made from 80 years old vines." Drink 2020 - 2027

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    2020 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

This Wine is Also Available in a Case Deal

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