Mounbè - 2014 - Stefano Bellotti
Cascina Degli Ulivi
A profound nose, complex, driven by black fruit aromas, spices, and vanilla... Palate: fleshy, juicy, with beautiful body balanced by acidity, and a long finish.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2028
A blended cuvée of 85% Barbera, 10% Dolcetto and 5% Ancellotta, cultivated on clay soils of the Montebello vineyard, from 25-year-old vines. The fruit of non-interventionist, respectful farming. Yield 50 hl/ha. Vinification: macerated 5 weeks, matured in 25-hl barrels for 24 months followed by 24 months in demi-muid barrels. Zero sulphur, and no filtration. In Stefano’s words: "Mounbé has a feminine personality, and is very extroverted; it’s a wine of the light. It’s extreme in every way, yet it’s able to express this softly and sweetly. "
Stefano Bellotti was a living legend, Italy’s Pierre Overnoy if you will, settled since 1977 in the hills of Novi Ligure between Alexandrie and Gênes (Piedmont). Stefano was 18 years old when he inherited this family farm which comprised just one hectare of vines. And so, it was from almost nothing that Italy’s father of biodynamic viticulture got his start. He’d begin practicing biodynamics...All wines
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