I Clivi began in 1995, when Mario Zanusso and his father Ferdinando purchased 3 old vineyards in Collio and Colli Orientali appellations of eastern Friuli. When describing the ethos of the estate, Ferdinando says, “My idea was to let history speak through the wine, by making as “transparent” a wine as possible, in which soil, climate and tradition may come fully through and be perceived without interferences.” I Clivi’s RBL Brut is made in a similar way to Moscato D’Asti, using special tanks and doing a single fermentation from juice to sparkling wine in one step. Elegant and fine, it is crisp, dry, and a delightful change of pace from the usual bubblies. Enjoy with cheeses, creamy pasta, or Dungeness crab.
"I Clivi lies on two distinct vineyards that fall into two different Denomination of Origin areas: the Colli Orientali del Friuli, in Corno di Rosazzo - Province of Udine - and the Collio Goriziano in Brazzano di Cormons - Province of Gorizia. Old vines, geology of the Ponca soil and correct exposure to the sun: these are the elements on which our grapes rely to grow and transform into very fine, light and complex wines.