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2018 Collio Malvasia Vigna 80 anni, I Clivi, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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2018 Collio Malvasia Vigna 80 anni, I Clivi, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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From one of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia's most highly regarded producers comes this perennial 93 point wine from Malvasia old vines. This exquisite wine is produced in the Collio region of Friuli, Italy, and has been crafted from carefully selected Malvasia grapes grown from a single vineyard.

The Malvasia grape variety has been grown in Friuli since the 1500s and is known for its intense fruity notes, floral aromas and mineral character. When it comes to the Collio Malvasia Vigna 80 anni, the grapes are picked by hand and then carefully vinified in stainless steel tanks with a long slow fermentation.

This careful process ensures that the true character of the grapes shines through and that the Collio Malvasia Vigna 80 anni has a unique flavor profile. On the palate, this wine offers intense aromas of ripe tropical fruits, honey, and a hint of spice. On the palate, the Collio Malvasia Vigna 80 anni has a creamy texture, with flavors of citrus, pear, and melon. The finish is long and lingering, with mineral notes.

This is an extremely well-balanced and complex wine that is sure to please any wine lover. The Collio Malvasia Vigna 80 anni is a beautiful expression of the Malvasia grape variety and is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or special event. So, if you are looking for a truly unique Italian white wine that is sure to impress, then you should definitely give the Collio Malvasia Vigna 80 anni a try.


"Never mind the Best Buy list, like for so many other wines on this list, this was simply one of the best Italian wines I tasted all year long, In fact, a number of the Zanusso family’s wines could have made this and my Best Wines 2020 list, so it was hard to choose one wine only from the estate. This is made from very old vines (80 years old, in fact) and smells and tastes of orchard fruit, minerals, and above all depth. Great, great wine"93 Points. Vinous


An aromatic wine, perfect for Thai and Asian dishes as well as vegetarian menus.


The hand-picked whole grapes (i.e. with no prior de-stemming) are pressed very gently (max 1.2 bar) in order to extract only the first and cleanest part of the must (mosto fiore), which is immediately pumped in a stainless steel vat where the most solid and heavy parts decant overnight. In the morning the upper part of the must is separated from the bottom (feccia grossa – hard lees) and racked in to another stainless steel tank, where the natural, grapes’ own yeasts start the fermentation of the sugars.

This fermentation (called alcoholic) lasts till complete reduction of the sugars (which at the end are below 2 gr/lt) into alcohol. At the end of this process, the wine stays on its own fermentation deposits (feccia fine – lees), which are kept floating in order to avoid reductive (asphyxia) effects and to gain the stabilization and anti-oxidative benefits that these natural components bring. This is called maturation on lees. The length of this maturation varies from wine to wine; this Malvasia Vigna 80 Anni matures 12 months on its own lees, always remaining in stainless steel vats (no oak).

After this time, the wine is bottled with a light filtration, meant only to eliminate the cloudiness brought by the floating lees. 30 mg of SO2 are added per liter, which with the natural amount produced by the alcoholic fermentation adds up to a 50 mg/lt total, where the maximum amount allowed by EU Organic Regulations is 150 mg/lt.


I Clivi is an innovative and award-winning wine producer located in the Colli Orientali del Friuli region of Italy. Founded in 1975, I Clivi is one of the pioneers of the modern Friulian wine-making style, which focuses on quality, terroir-driven wines. The winery is located in the heart of the Colli Orientali del Friuli and is run by the Mariano family, with the father and his two sons dedicating their lives to crafting unique and memorable wines.

I Clivi specializes in producing white wines, and the winery has gained a reputation for its consistent quality, with each vintage displaying a unique character. The wines are made from a combination of indigenous and international grape varieties, such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Friulano, and Pinot Bianco. I Clivi also produces a small selection of red wines, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Refosco, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is dedicated to sustainable wine-making practices, with a focus on eco-friendly viticulture and winemaking.

I Clivi was one of the first wineries in the Colli Orientali del Friuli to implement organic and biodynamic farming, and the wines are made without the use of chemical fertilizers. The winery also uses natural yeasts during fermentation and ages the wines in small oak barrels. I Clivi has earned numerous awards and accolades for its wines, and the winery has been featured in some of the worlds leading publications, including Wine Spectator and Decanter. The winerys flagship wines are theCru series, which are single-vineyard wines that capture the unique character of the Colli Orientali del Friuli. I Clivis wines are available in the US, UK, and several other European countries.


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This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 8-10°C. 


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    2018 Collio Malvasia Vigna 80 anni, I Clivi, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer I Clivi
    Wine Region Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
    Wine Classification Collio DOC
    Wine Type White
    Grape Variety Malvasia
    Vintage 2018
    Vintage Quality Outstanding - Parker
    Maturity Will Improve with age
    Body Mid Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 13%
    Bottle Type Burgundy 75cl
    Serving Temperature 8-10°C
    Food Pairing Fish and Vegetarian
    Awards 93 Points - Vinous

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