Friday, July 13, 2012

Cascina degli Ulivi Semplicemente Bianco (2010) Tuscany

A semplicemente Italian white wine from Cascina degli Ulivi, a twenty hectare family owned biodynamic winery.  The estate has been in the Bellotti family since the 1930's and is now run by Stefano Bellotti and his wife Zita.  The Semplicemente wines are the newest of Cascina degli Ulivi's wines.  In a 2011 interview, Stefano stated that his Semplicemente red and whites, "Are just wine, you don't need to worry about the region, the varietal, the nose, or whatever."  Stefano said that when you do this, "You are intellectualizing wine, and wine doesn't give a shit about being intellectual; you bring wine to the table and you don't think about it, you just drink it - that's it."  100% Cortese.  Half fermented in eleven ton oak vats and half fermented in stainless.  Aged 3-6 months in oak vats.  Clear bottle.

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