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Cascina degli Ulivi Etoile du Raisin 2007

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Cascina degli Ulivi is much more than a simple farm, it is a community carried out through the mutual coexistence between people, animals and crops. A reality created by the free and revolutionary spirit of a great winemakers like Stefano Bellotti who left this land too early but whose work is carried on by his daughter Ilaria.

Founded in 1977, it begins its production with natural wines obtaining the Organic Certification and in 1984 the Biodynamic Certification, extending over 22 hectares of territory characterized by vineyards with an average age of 60 years on the Gavi hills in southern Piedmont.

For each wine the most suitable winemaking method is chosen for the characteristics of the grapes, no selected yeasts and no type of chemical enzyme are used.

Among its labels, the Etoile du Raisin 2007 occupies a very important place being a red son of the exceptional Cru di Mounbé. A wine made during an extraordinary vintage from Barbera grapes 85%, Dolcetto 10%, Ancellotta 5%.

Label with a potential aging of even 15 years, with great intensity and endowed with surprising elegance. An icon of Cascina degli Ulivi that conquers you at 360 degrees.



Intensi e profondi aromi di confettura di mirtillo e di prugna.


Trama vellutata sostenuta da una bella freschezza; ottima armonia dei sapori.


Coniglio al rosmarino e olive nere.



YEAR 2007
VINES 5% Ancellotta, 85% Barbera, 10% Dolcetto
ALCOL 15.00
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Fine di Settembre ? inizio Ottobre, uve vendemmiate a mano in piccole cassette da 20 kg.



LOCATION Novi Ligure (AL)
GROUND Terreno argillo-calcareo e argillo-ferroso.
REFINEMENT Filtrazione: nessuna. Chiarificazione: decantazione naturale. Solfiti: senza solfiti aggiunti.
WINEMAKING Macerazione, fermentazione: 2 mesi di macerazione e fermentazione sulle bucce con 2 rimontaggi al giorno in botti di rovere da 25 e 50 hl. Fermentazione malolattica: si. Il vino aveva ancora zuccheri residui dopo la svinatura e la pressa del cappello; ha fermentato molto lentamente in tonneau da 5 a 7hl sulle fecce fini per 4 anni.



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Name: Cascina degli Ulivi (Stefano Bellotti)
Start-up year: 1977
Cultivated hectares: 22
Address: Strada della Mazzola 12 - Novi Ligure (AL)
Web Site: https://www.cascinadegliulivi.it/

In 1977, just eighteen years old, Stefano Bellotti took over the family farm, located on the border between Piedmont and Liguria, in Novi Ligure. The farm, owned by the Bellotti family since 1930, resides within the Gavi DOCG and was used by his medical father to escape from the city. Stefano began with several crops and a risicato hectare of vines; moreover, thanks to the meeting with one of his first masters, Pietro Toccalino, a neighbour, he learnt the basics of winemaking. Two are the crucial choices of Stefano that radically characterize everything that today represents Cascina degli Ulivi: the first is the way of viticulture, partly forced by the morphology and physiognomy of the soils, acid-ferrous clays, not generous and difficult to cultivate; the second is the ecological agricultural approach, a choice also political, of those times considered strongly anti-progressive, and therefore more difficult than ever. But over the years Stefano realized that he was not alone and began to meet like-minded colleagues, first teachers and then fellow travellers, including Alfredo Roagna, a historic Barbaresco producer, Luigi Brezza, Italy's first biodynamic farmer, and Jean-Pierre Frick, an Alsatian biodynamic producer. Today Stefano Bellotti is remembered as one of the pioneers of natural wine, as well as an ambassador of biodynamic agriculture.