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2018 I Clivi RBL Brut Nature

2018 I Clivi RBL Brut Nature

Natural
90 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2018 I Clivi RBL Brut Nature
90 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A deliciously dry and refined bubbles from a boutique natural wine producer in Friuli. Made with the distinctive local grape Ribolla Gialla, this organic bubbles is citric and minerally and strictly dry. A truly boutique aperitif for a very reasonable price, the RBL will fly off our shelves.

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$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Ribolla Gialla

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

90/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata

"Bright straw color. Fresh and delicious apple and pear notes dominate the nose, complemented by floral undertones. Clean, lifted, with a hint of glyceral sweetness (but less than 1.5 g/L r.s. declared) nicely contrasted by the variety’s typical salinity. The long close brings floral reminders to the fore. About 10,000 bottles made a year."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    Sparkling

  • Region

    Friuli

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with MILD CHEESE
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

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.

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