Robert Parker 92
The full name of this estate as recorded on the front label is I Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso. A pure expression of Friulano, the 2016 Friuli Colli Orientali Clivi Galea is a streamlined wine overall, although it expands elegantly to a more ample mid-weight texture in the mouth. The wine’s elegant texture gives support to Golden Delicious apple, white peach and minty honeydew melon. Subtle creamy notes of almond and pastry add extra layers of complexity. This release of 3,000 bottles should withstand a generous drinking window, although you may want to open one now with a sinful appetizer of liver crostini.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2025