Collio Goriziano "Brazan", I Clivi
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Organic

Collio Goriziano "Brazan", I Clivi - 2016

Item # 14022 750mL
$28.96/ Single Bottle
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

100% Friulano. 80-year-old vines from the Brazan vineyard of Brazzano di Cormons, in the Gorizia province. Marl and sandstone. Hand-harvested and gently pressed. Fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel for 18 months, which steers the wine’s aromatic expression from primary, varietal-related aromas to a deeper, more terroir-driven character.


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Staff Pick Notes

Practicing organic both in the vineyards and in the winery, Ferdinando Zanusso of I Clivi makes wines that always have a remarkable purity to them. Their flagship white blend, "Brazan," is made from 90% Friulano and 10% Malvasia Istriana. A single-vineyard bottling, this wine is unfiltered/unfined, fermented solely from the ambient yeasts on the grapes' skins, and undergoes extensive lees maturation. The result is a massively structured "Super White" that begs for a decanter and the local specialty of Goriziano, some Gnocchi di Susine (plum gnocchi). Waxy and unctuous on the palate, the wine has an aroma reminiscent of Honeycrisp apples, saffron, and ginger. Enjoy now or cellar it – this has a definite capacity to age.

- JXS

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Famous for its fascinating and unusual white wines, this region is home to many avant-garde winemakers (such as Gravner and Vie di Romans) who have expanded their repertoire of winemaking styles to include both the most modern, stainless-steel and barrique-influenced wines, to über-traditional wines with long maceration periods, fermented in clay amphorae. The grape that benefits most from the...

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