“Clivi Brazan” Friulano Collio Goriziano DOC

Brand:I Clivi


I Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

“Clivi Brazan” Friulano Collio Goriziano DOC

  • Type: White Wine
  • Varietal / Blend: 100% Friulano (formerly known as “Tocai Friulano”)
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Region / Appellation: Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • Bottle size: 0,75
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  • Service temperature: 10-12 °C

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“Fine wines from old vines in the Eastern Hills of Friuli”

The wines of i Clivi are born in Friuli in between the Collio Goriziano and the eastern hills of Udine, named Colli Orientali, where, on sunny slopes – clivi meaning “slopes” – we cultivate 12 hectares of certified organic vineyards planted with the indigenous varieties Ribolla, Friulano, Verduzzo, and Malvasia, whose only international grape is Merlot, a variety which found home in this area more than a century ago. Taking care of this important heritage of old vines, aged between 60 and 80 years, it is for us a reminder of the responsibility with which we guard and we produce wine on this strip of land, giving us the chance to express two distinct D.O.C. denominations, Collio, and Colli Orientali del Friuli, whose sensory difference is related exclusively to the microclimate. The low yields produced by these old vines give a natural concentration and complexity to the fruit we seek to transform naturally with spontaneous fermentation, maintaining the elegance and aromatic integrity through careful maturation in steel tanks for 50,000 bottles of varietal wines with great personality, distinguished grace, and delicacy. We like to call it levity and together with territoriality and longevity are the cornerstone of our production.
“Territoriality and longevity are the cornerstones of our production.”
Ferdinando and Mario Zanusso

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

I Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

Regione Provenienza

Friuli-Venezia Giulia



Wine Making

Same vinification as the Friulano San Pietro, but with longer maturation on the wines’ own lees: 18 months, always in stainless steel. This longer maturation drives the wine aromatic expression from primary, variety-related aromas to a deeper, more terroir-driven character.

More Details

Grape variety: 100% Friulano (formerly known as “Tocai Friulano”).
Tasting note: Peach flowers, pink grapefruit, anice, hydrocarbons, petrol. Profound, dense and intense.
Certification: Organic (certificate N°E1649 by IT BIO 006)
Vineyard site: “Brazan” Vineyard in Brazzano di Cormons, Province of Gorizia, along the Slovenian Border.
Characteristics of vineyard: Planted with 80 years old vines
Soil: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Harvest: Mid September
Production: 3,000 bottles/year
Alcohol: 13%
Residual sugars: <2 gr/lt
Acidity: 5.1 gr/lt
So2 total: 55 mg/lt