Cascina degli Ulivi Nibiô is a natural monovarietal red wine made from Nibiô, a local name forDolcetto. It is produced by Cascina degli Ulivi in the Piedmont area.
Cascina degli Ulivi is a family winery that has been a pioneer in Italy in growing biodynamically, and has been doing so since 1984. The estate not only produce wines but also has a market garden, grows cereals and fruit trees, raises livestock and makes pasta and cheese. Everything there is interrelated, with the various elements and living beings coexisting harmoniously and complementing each other.
The vineyards for Cascina degli Ulivi Nibiô cover a total area of 2 hectares that are cultivated biodynamically. Their soils are clayey-calcareous, and the vines have an average of 90 years and produce a very concentrated and balanced grape. Their yields are very low, about 20 hectolitres per hectare and the vines are picked manually to respect the grapes as much as possible.
Once in the winery, theCascina degli Ulivi Nibiô harvest is destemmed and vatted. It macerates with the skins for about four weeks and the wine is pumped over twice every day. Alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation are carried out with native yeasts in 500 litre oak barrels, and lastly the wine is refined for 24 months in 25 to 50hl casks. The wine is not filtered but is clarified by natural decantation during ageing. Sulphur is not used throughout the winemaking process.
Cascina degli Ulivi Nibiô is a wine that is rustic in its youth but that will become elegant over the years.