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.


  • 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.