100% Cortese, no sulphur added, long maceration in barrels, mature, full yet precise with unmistakable verve and energy. Outstanding skin contact production and really comes into its own, mature fruits, spice, sweet and savoury, an acid balance which lifts the wine and with all great orange wines, that nervy, citrus finish you can get after the fullness on the mid palate is what can lift them above the also-rans. Delicious wine.
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. He began working organically from the beginning, and introduced biodynamic methods in 1984. The wines of Degli Ulivi are pure and natural, made without manipulation. Their belief is that the art of wine making is to accompany the wine through its natural transformation process. In addition to grape growing, the estate has a diversified production of fruits, vegetables and cereals, and keeps a variety of farm animals. This biodiversity is an essential factor in biodynamic farming, which treats farms as self-contained, self sufficient entities requiring little or no inputs from the outside. Their wines are bursting with character a little funk, and a lot of heart. A true taste of Piemonte.