I Clivi R_B_L_Ribolla Gialla Brut Nature Sparkling Wine, Friuli Italy
In Friuli, the region in Italy where this unique little sparkler comes from, they are not permitted to put the varietal on the label if the wines are sparkling. I Clivi was clever enough to sneak in the R_B_L on there to indicate that this wine is made from the regions beloved Ribolla Gialla. A fascinating white wine with wonderful almond and floral notes and a sexy oily texture. This bone dry sparkler is a Brut Nature so there is no sugar added which leaves you with a lip-smacking purity of tart and exotic fruit and slightly nutty flavors. This wine wants richer cheeses or salty cured meat to help coax even more pure fruit from the glass. Super fun and slightly nerdy.