Stefano Bellotti began as an eighteen year old in 1977, reclaiming the family farm where there was less than 1 hectare of vineyard in existing use. In addition to grapes, the estate has a diversified production of fruits, vegetables and cereals, and keeps a variety of farm animals.
The wine is fresh and lively bursting with dark berry flavours. Very deep youthful purple/garnet colour. Big nose of prunes, river stones, blackberries, dark chocolate, and a touch of brown spices. In the mouth, the wine is smooth, round and fruity with a nicely balanced acid/tannin structure, and a crunchy, pulpy texture with vivid flavours of red plums and faded roses. Beautiful ripe strawberry fruit on the tart finish.
Producer Cascina Degli Ulivi
Origin Novi Ligure, Piemonte, Italy
Grapes 50% Barbera 50% Dolcetto
Alcohol 13.5% ABV
Style Easy drinking natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvest, fermentation in oak vats, maceration on the skins from 1 month. Only indigenous yeast used. Matured in wooden vats for 11 months of which 3 on lees. No fining, light filtration before bottling. No added sulphites
Notes Biodynamic, Demeter certified, Organic, Natural