Filippi 2016 Soave Colli Scaligeri, Vigne Della Bra, DOC
Item Number: 11731
Sub Region: Soave
Appellation/AVA: Soave Colli Scaligeri DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vigne Della Bra
Grape(s): 100% Garganega
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Mix of basaltic rocks and limestone
Elevation: 380 meters
Terroir Notes: Filippi sits at the highest point in Soave in Castelcerino. The hills reach up to 400 meters (1,300 feet). It is a secluded spot with around 40 acres of vineyards surrounded by dense woodland. Filippi believes in biodiversity and farms his land organically and biodynamically. Castelcerino sees a considerable swing between day and night temperatures, which helps concentrate flavors and fashion fresh and mineral wines.
Vineyard Notes: Vigne della Brà is one of Filippi's prized crus. The vines were planted in the 1950s and are between 60-70 years old.
Winemaking Notes: Garganega grapes are harvested by hand in small crates and pressed gently. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with indigenous yeast (pied de cuve) in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation happens naturally. The wine ages 14 months on fine lees with infrequent lees stirring. The estate’s cellars are perfectly insulated by centuries-old stone walls, and natural temperature fluctuations are the norm during aging. The wine is clarified naturally via cold settling. SO2 additions are extremely minimal.
Tasting Notes: Vigne della Brà shows enticing aromas that are similar to the Castelcerino but slightly more refined and mineral-driven on the palate. Pair this wine with all kinds of seafood.
90pts (2017 Vintage) Vinous 7/11/2019
"Golden-tinged straw yellow. Deep aromas of tropical fruits, almond peel, yellow apple and a musky element. At once fresh and glyceral in the mouth, with a clean apricot flavor complicated by a note of tangerine. Finishes rich with good persistence."