Above: Mario Zanusso of I Clivi.
i Clivi. The Ribolla pot of gold at the end of the Friuli wine rainbow. Or something like that.
I really REALLY like the wines from i Clivi. Point blank period. End of blog post.
I kid! So, we visited the Zanusso men (dad Ferdinando and son Mario) at their winery in Corno di Rosazzo about half way through our week long trip. We arrived on a drizzly, grey day. It was quiet and calm- peaceful, not gloomy. It felt like an oasis, the eye of the storm of a get in the van, consume lots of information and wine and go mindset. Time slowed down. The week was by no means strenuous or tedious, but the energy here just felt different. And the wines did too.