Wild, fresh, alive and just a little bit funky! A deliciously fresh red wine, bursting with natural acidity, dark and crunchy red fruits, notes of spice, firm tannins and a lingering finish with just a note of funky earthy. Delicious natural wine from one of the pioneers of biodynamics in Piemont. Enjoy this with a proper Margherita pizza, slightly chilled on a warm evening!
50% Barbera/50% Dolcetto (a strain of it called Nibio). The fruit is destemmed, crushed and spontaneously co-fermented in old barrels with a maceration of about 3 weeks. The wine is aged in old 2000-3000-liter barrels. There is no sulfur added at any point. This is Ulivi's entry-level red, the crown cap indicative of its intended glou-glou nature.
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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.