2008 GALEA Colli Orientali del Friuli i Clivi
|Grapes: Tocai Friuliano
||Origin: Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia
Lea & Sandeman review
From the home vineyard which enjoys all round sunshine the expression here is deeper and earthier (than the Brazan), with notes of baked apples, spices and cream. Quite delicious.
Other reviews and comments
Fascinating wine by I Clivi from a great but lesser-known white wine making region. Pale gold in colour, with hay, honey, baked apple and spice on the nose. Also a slight oxidative hint that lends it complexity. Full-bodied and quite viscous in the mouth but without sacrificing freshness. Dry, with more apple and melon flavours on the palate. Creamy, grippy texture that seems to take precedence over the actual flavours. No oak though. Rich, intense and very long. Not one for everyone, but this is unusual and rather wonderful.
93 points, good value.
Matt Walls Wine Blog
Broad, baked-apple character. Cidery and almost calvados-like! Great stuff!
Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com