Di Filippo Terre San Nicola Umbria Rosso 2018

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Di Filippo Terre San Nicola Umbria Rosso 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Umbria

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 20%, Sagrantino 20%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Di Filippo

Tasting notes - 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.

Di Filippo Terre San Nicola Umbria Rosso 2018

An intense, rich and robust wine full of personality, with
notes of wild red fruits, spice and tobacco nuances.
Producer Note
Established in 1971, the family is 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.
Vintage
2018 was a good vintage in Umbria. Plenty of sunshine throughout the growing phase,
but also rainy days to elp fill the berries with juice. The grapes developed plenty of
sugar, and the skins were full of colour and flavour.
Vineyard
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.
Winemaking
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.
Tasting Note
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.
Grape
Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 20%, Sagrantino 20%

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