‘Semplicimente Bianco’ Crown cap

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Semplicemente Vino – Bellotti Bianco, 2018, by Cascina Degli Ulivi

Region: Piedmont
Country: Italy

Colour: White and a bit hazy too!
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Trebbiano, Sauvignon Blanc, Garganega, Cortese

Soil type: Clay
Vessel type: Wood – Old oak

Unfined.
Unfiltered.
No added sulphites…biodynamically farmed and natural like we like!

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

No temperature control – proper guesswork and prayer.
Total Sulphites: 10 mg/L
This wine is fermented spontaneously, like my jokes.

Current vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 12% so it’s not gonna get you too smashed either!

Tasting notes: aromas of flowers and orchard fruits with a joyful minerality and well-balanced acidity.

Stefano says… ““It’s a young, easy and very supple wine. It is just so drinkable and uncomplicated… It doesn’t “get you committed.”” Food match suggestion: versatile wine, great with vegetable starters, egg based pasta or soft cheese Ageing potential: best drunk young, in the 2 years following the harvest, but can easily be kept for a few more years.

Bellotti Bianco, Biodynamic wine, no added sulphur, Cortese, wild, alive and a little funky! Bellotti Bianco is Cortese that tastes like a Jura wine that has gone to Italy and been naturalised. This was supposed to be Gavi but thanks to the ludicrous nature of the appellation system, it was always just Bellotti Bianco so they do’t have to worry about the name. As a totally non-interventionist natural wine, it does change with the vintage and the seasons, (try it on a fruit day, it may be very different from a root day!) but its essence and natural vibrancy are always there!

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 winemaking 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.