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Di Filippo 'Terre San Nicola' Rosso, Umbria 2018

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An intense, rich and robust wine full of personality, with complex notes of wild red and black fruits, spice and tobacco nuances. Opulent and rich, with an everlasting finish.

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Winery: Di Filippo

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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 vineyard benefits from gentle breezes on this hillside location, which aerate the vines, keeping them healthy. The spur-cordon trained vines are planted at a density of 4,000 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.

This wine is the oldest blend from Di Filippo, it is made with a selection of the best grapes every year. Traditional red wine vinification techniques were used with fermentation taking place with wild native yeasts, which impart the best expression of the terroir. Following maceration to extract the colour, flavours and fine tannins, the blend was matured for 12 months; 50% was aged in tonneaux and 50% in large casks.

 
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Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14.5%
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Grapes Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 20%, Sagrantino 20%
Body C
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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