Verduzzo by I Clivi is a dry white wine with pleasant hints of candied fruits, honey and balsamic herbs. On the nose it is complex and delicate. The taste is fresh, light, dynamic, very harmonious and easy drinking
I Clivi's Verduzzo Secco is one of Ferdinando Zanusso and his son Marco's four interpretations of native Friuli grape varieties: Ribolla Gialla, Friulano, Malvasia and, indeed, Verduzzo. Through years of experimentation, father and son have managed to find a production philosophy capable of meeting high quality standards while reflecting the character of the grape varieties and the terroir. Verduzzo Friulano is an indigenous grape variety of the region, capable of expressing itself at excellent levels especially when it's planted in hilly areas.
The care and attention of I Clivi begins as early as the harvesting of the best Verduzzo grapes, which is done by hand, on vineyards aging more than 70 years old. The unstemmed grapes are pressed entirely, so as to obtain a fresh, clear juice: the flower must. Then, inside steel tanks, indigenous yeasts start the fermentation while the coarser lees decant and are then removed. In contrast, the finer lees are kept in suspension in the wine for six to eight months in order to maintain the real character of the grape variety.
Verduzzo Secco de I Clivi, endowed with a golden yellow coat, has an extraordinary aromatic complexity, due to Ferdinando and Marco's ability to interpret the qualities of this Friulian grape variety to the fullest. On the nose, the bouquet is studded with full and intense scents such as honey and candied citron that blends with hints of sage and licorice. Intense and smooth on the palate, it has a slight saline finish. A perfect wine when paired with any seafood dish, such as spaghetti allo scoglio, capable of holding up to the aromatic greatness of this sincere interpretation of Verduzzo.
Dry, light, plesant and easy drinking, with a good freshness and fruity aromas
Complex and delicate, notes of candied fruits, honey, caramel, aromatic and balsamic herbs