2018 I Clivi Malvasia

2018 I Clivi Malvasia

92 Points John Caro
2018 I Clivi Malvasia
92 Points John Caro

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A serious Malvasia gown in some of Friuli's best terroir. From very low-yeilding 80 year old vines — the oldest at I Clivi — this Malvasia offes wonderfully classic profile of delicate tree fruit and camomile aromas, with a precise balance of weight and acidity. Grown organically and handled gently, this is a harmonious and special wine for the price.

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$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 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

94/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2017 vintage)

"Luminous straw-green. Green apple, pear, chamomile, mint and white flowers on the nose. Then juicy and dense, with lovely pristine yellow apple and pear flavors that linger impressively on the crisp mineral finish. A beautifully nuanced wine. The Vigna 80 Anni name refers to the eighty years old age of the vines, but in fact the vines today are even older than that. A knockout Malvasia Istriana."

Stats & Food Matching

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    2020 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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