Clic was created by young winemaker Enrico Coser , son of Fabio Coser, from RONCO DEI TASSI, with the objective of introducing a new generation of wine drinkers to the pleasures of the grapes and wines of Friuli. The name Clic, in Friulian dialect, refers to a “small glass of wine to be shared with friends” – precisely the aim of this lineup of wines. The Clic wines represent a great value and focus on drinkability, bottled with a screw-cap closure and sporting decidedly modern packaging.
Fruit for the Clic wines is sourced from estate vineyards and neighboring growers int the Collio and Isonzo areas. The official Collio wine-growing zone encompasses a banana-shaped area among the hills around Gorizio, in the far north-eastern corner of Italy on the border with Slovenia.
Friuli Isonzo is located in the far southeastern part of Friuli, on a plain of alluvial soils along the Isonzo river just south of Collio, hence its name. Both the Collio and Isonzo benefit from an excellent diurnal temperature variation (given the proximity to the Adriatic Sea providing warm daytime winds and cool night-time breezes from the mountains to the north) combined with nutrient-rich soils, creating an ideal environment for growing vines and producing unique, high-quality wines.
Alongside the local Friulian grape varieties, Sauvignon Blanc is considered among the most prestigious white wines of the region. This interpretation of the international grape showcases intense aromas and flavors reminiscent of the famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Pronounced expression of grapefruit skin, juice and seeds interwoven with sweet jalapeno skin and citrus laden herbs. Perfect for an aperitif or as an accompaniment to fish dishes.
Fermented and refined solely in stainless steel, this is an elegantly aromatic and medium-bodied Chardonnay with fresh notes of green and yellow apple and pear. A partial malolactic fermentation makes the wine fuller and rounder with an alluring slightly creamy texture. The Chardonnay perfectly embodies the Clic philosophy of making wines to be enjoyed, even better if enjoyed with friends.
The Clic Bianco is a blend of the local Friuliano with two international white grapes, Chardonnay and Riesling, each variety providing its own unique contribution to the wine. The Chardonnay undergoes partial malolactic fermentation, adding body and richness, while the Friulano contributes typical fruity notes of pear and almond and zesty acidity. The Riesling lifts the wine’s aromatics and offers an inviting freshness on the palate. The Bianco is a wine that is truly the sum of its parts, together highlighting the unique complexities typical of the region’s most interesting white blends.
An approachable, medium-bodied Cabernet with generous fruit expressions of blackberries, cassis and other dark berries enveloped in a velvety smooth texture and pleasant spicy notes. Though this wine can be aged a few years, it is enjoyable already young, particularly in accompaniment to red meat or a cheese plate.