“LE SOLEIL DU RAISIN” – STEFANO BELLOTTI “CASCINA DEGLI ULIVI”
WINERY: Stefano Bellotti – Cascina degli Ulivi
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy – Piedmont
GRAPE VARIETIES: Barbera 85%, Dolcetto 10%, Ancellotta 5%
PRODUCTION: Biodinamic Certified
ALCOHOL: 15 %
IDEAL SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 12° – 18°
GIUSEPPE’S RATING: 96/100
MATCH: Red Meat, Cheeses, Rabbit, Truffle, Cold Cuts
Cascina Degli Ulivi is a biodynamic farm located on the hills of Gavi region (South Piemonte, Italy). Stefano Bellotti has been producing fine wine respectful of nature for more than 40 years.
To the question “Why did you become a winemaker?”, Stefano Bellotti replies, “Eh, what else could I have done? In a way, there is a logic to a destiny. As a child I was really fond of the rural world. The hills, the fields, the vineyards really appealed to me. It seemed to be the logical consequence.“
Cascina degli Ulivi has always strived to produce natural wines, with no additives, using only the grapes from their vineyards, farmed with biodynamic methods. The art of winemaking is that of overseeing a natural process in its various stages. For each wine is choosen a different vinification method in an effort to “interpret” in the best of ways the grapes. They do not use selected yeasts, nor enzymes, nor any other type of oenological additive.