Vino Bianco "IVAG"
100% Cortese. From a certain parcel of biodynamically farmed estate vines on white limestone-clay soils in Gavi. The bunches are harvested by hand, direct-pressed and fermented spontaneously with no sulfur in old barrels. The wine is aged for around a year in the same old barrels and bottled without fining, filtration or sulfur.
The name "IVAG" is an inversion of Gavi. Pioneering Ulivi founder Stefano Bellotti was utterly committed to farming and making wine in his beautiful Gavi terroir as naturally as possible and thus tended to run afoul of the commercially oriented Gavi DOCG standards. After his 2015 was rejected, he opted to leave the DOCG entirely, bottled the wine as a Vino Bianco and gave it the flippant moniker we know and love today.