Cascina degli Ulivi produces wines from vineyards of around 16 ha. that have been worked using biodynamic methods since 1985. The estate has been in the Bellotti family since the 1930’s and is now run by Stefano and his wife Zita. They are committed to the fundamental beliefs of biodynamism and run the estate as an organic farm and restaurant where practically everything served is organically raised. “We consider that the soil is a ‘companion organism’ for everything that lives. In working our vines, we foster the potential harmony of all those forces that contribute to the flow of vitality (of the vine)” according to Stefano. Grapes are hand-picked and only indigenous yeasts are used to ferment the wines. Use of oak is limited to large, successively-used barrels of traditional provenance. Filtration is minimal.
The Gavi comes from three parcels of red limestone clay soils and vines of various age. It is fermented and kept in stainless-steel tanks before bottling the following spring.