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Filippi Castelcerino Soave
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16¾/20

Filippi Castelcerino Soave 2017

Soave, Verona, Veneto, ItalyThe Filippi family first settled Colli Scaligeri around 1300, formally entering into wine production around 1900. The estate and surrounding woodlands rests 400 meters above sea level, and is overseen by descendant Filippo Filippi. Soave Colli Scaligeri DOC is one of five subregions of Soave, the Colli referencing this hilly zone outside of Soave Classico. This is entirely organically farmed garganega, from two exposed, volcanic soiled parcels, 70 year old vines, and fermented native and raised in stainless for six months on the lees until bottling without filtration. Tight herbs, pear, quince on a nimble 12 degree palate, laced with zippy spicing that vibrates along the slender frame. Much depth and complexity for the winery's 'entry level' wine; impressive.Tasted: 24 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: Cantina FilippiDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Garganega