Nibiô - 2016 - Stefano Bellotti
Cascina Degli Ulivi
A nose of red fruits, plum jam, with vegetal notes... Palate: rich and structured, with huge body supported by lovely acidity, and an ultra long finish. A complete wine, with tannins enough to guarantee fine ageing potential.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2026
A 100% Dolcetto cuvée, from 40 year-old vines, cultivated on the clay-limestone soils of the Tassarolo and Gavi vineyards. Vinification: macerated 4 weeks, matured in vats and casks for 24 months. Zero sulphites added at bottling, and no filtering. Nibiô is the local name for Dolcetto, a grape varietal cultivated for more than 1000 years in this region. In Stefano’s words: "A wine that’s rustic and wild in its youth, yet becomes an elegant gentleman as the years pass."
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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