i Clivi 2018 Friulano, San Pietro Vineyard, Friuli Venezia Giulia DOP

i Clivi 2018 Friulano, San Pietro Vineyard, Friuli Venezia Giulia DOP

Item Number: 13315

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Sub Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Appellation/AVA: Friuli Venezia Giulia DOP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: San Pietro Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Friulano (fka Tocai Friulano)
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Flysch (marl and sandstone)
Case Production: 1,250

Average Vine Age: 70 years old

Tasting Notes: The San Pietro Friulano expresses wildflowers and fine herbs. Hints of almond show on the finish, which leans on the persistent mineral tide.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are manually harvested. Whole clusters are gently pressed in order to extract only the first and cleanest part of the must, which is immediately pumped to a stainless steel vat where most solids and heavy parts decant overnight. In the morning, the upper part is racked off the bottom to another stainless steel tank. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The San Pietro Friulano matures on its fine lees for 6 months to avoid reductive effects and to gain the stabilization and anti-oxidative benefits that these natural components bring. The wine is bottled with a light filtration, meant only to eliminate the cloudiness brought by the floating lees. 30 mg/L of SO2 are added. The total SO2 is 50 mg/L.

91pts (2019 Vintage) Vinous 1/26/2021
"The 2019 Friulano San Pietro wafts up with mineral-laced floral and herbal tones before giving way to notes of fresh sliced apple. It’s a deeply textural, youthfully dense wine that mixes ripe orchard fruits with subtle citrus and spice to create a soothing yet tactile impression on the palate. This seems to go on for over a minute before its inner perfumes taper off. The San Pietro hails from seventy-year-old vines planted in marl and sandstone soils in the Gramogliano hills along the Slovenian border. This may be enjoyable today but a few years of cellar will reveal even further depths."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 91+ (1/8/2020)

    Golden-tinged straw yellow. Delicately pungent and herbal, with almond, fresh citrus and apple notes, this offers a very recognizable Tocai Friulano nose and set of flavors. Richer, riper and more glyceral than usual, it hints at a little residual sweetness (though it sill tastes like a classically dry wine). Very pure, clean and long, this is made from 70-year-old vines that show in the wine’s depth.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (2/11/2021)

    I Clivi's luminous and bright 2018 Friuli Colli Orientali Friulano San Pietro is such a pretty wine on many levels. The bouquet is delicate and mild, starting with white flower or jasmine and concluding with white peach and crisp pear. Stylistically, this Friulano prioritizes lightness and laser-sharp crispness. It is like a burst of sunlight in the glass, and its zesty and floral character would match nicely with some golden-fried trout filets.