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Di Filippo Grechetto di Todi, Umbria 2021

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A rounded, tangy Grechetto with a fruity, spicy notes complemented by hints of apricot and sage, through to a pleasant almond note on the finish.

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£12.49

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Winery: Di Filippo

Sold by the case of 6 bottles
 
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The vineyard is situated in both the DOC Colli Martani and DOC Montefalco, directly opposite the hill town of Assisi in Central Umbria. The hilly terrain is rich and mineral with clay-calcareous soils which have good water retention properties to sustain the vines through the long, hot summers. The Grechetto variety is planted at 400 metres above sea-level, where the vineyard benefits from gentle breezes on this hillside location, which aerate the vines, keeping them healthy. The Guyot and spur-cordon trained vines are planted at a density of 4,000 to 5,000 vines per hectare, and produce low yields. The vineyard is cultivated to ensure the soil is balanced, biodiversity is preserved and the grapes are hand-harvested in the early hours of the morning to preserve the freshness and to fully express the essence of the land.

The hand-selected grapes were gently pressed and the juice was fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel vats at controlled cool temperatures to retain the character of the Grechetto variety. The wine was aged for two months in cement tanks before being bottled young to preserve the fresh and fruity style.

 
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Vintage 2021
Alcoholic strength 12.5%
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Grapes Grechetto di Todi 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic Yes
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
 
Di Filippo

Established in 1971, the family's estate is now run by Emma Di Filippo and her two sons Francesco and Filippo Franchi. Since 1994, the estate has been certified organic. Di Filippo believes in respecting the rhythm of nature by adopting organic cultivation and following the philosophy of biodynamic farming. This in turn, results in lower yields of fruit, which translates into exceptionally characteristic wines. Situated in Cannara, in Perugia, the 30-hectare estate overlooks Assisi, on the rolling hills between Torgiano and Montefalco in Umbria. With the utmost respect for the environment, four hectares of vineyard has been dedicated to low impact farming, where machines are not used and the work is carried out almost entirely with the help of animals. Draught horses plough the soils, which preserves the soil structure through low compaction; and geese are bred to ‘clean’ the vineyard. Over 400 geese run free and feed on the grass that spontaneously grows between the vines.

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