Cascina degli Ulivi

Cascina degli Ulivi

Cascina degli Ulivi produces wines from vineyards of around 16 hectares that have been worked using biodynamic methods since 1985. The estate has been in the Bellotti family since the 1930's and is now run by Stefano Bellotti. He is deeply commmited to organics and biodynamics, and raises not only vines but vegetables and livestock, which are sold wholesale and also served at their small restaurant attached to their agriturismo rooms for rent. As Stefano puts it, "We consider that the soil is a ‘companion organism’ for everything that lives. In working our vines, we foster the potential harmony of all those forces that contribute to the flow of vitality (of the vine)". The grapes are hand-harvested, crushed and fermented with wild yeasts and withouth sulfur. The wines are aged in a range of well-used old barrels and botti, the largest clocking in at 11,000 liters. They are bottled without fining or filtering

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB0125-16
Biodynamic
Semplicemente Rosso VDT
2016
Barbera
50% Barbera/50% Dolcetto (a strain of it called Nibio). The fruit is destemmed, crushed and spontaneously co-fermented in old barrels with... Read More
Italy Piedmont

DB0124-17
Biodynamic
Semplicemente Bianco VDT
2017
Cortese
Cortese/Chardonnay/Trebbiano/Sauvignon Blanc/Garganega. Normally, Semplicemente Bianco is pure Cortese from Ulivi's own farm in Gavi. But... Read More
Italy Piedmont

DB0126-16
Biodynamic
IVAG
2016
Cortese
100% Cortese. Stefano Bellotti has consistently run afoul of the Gavi DOCG rules by pursuing a very natural approach to the growing and... Read More
Italy Piedmont