Introducing the Elio Filippino Barbera d’Alba Nuela 2017
Deep ruby red and strong bouquet of ripe cherry, violets, wood and vanilla. Full, dry and spicy on the palate, refreshing acidity and elegant finish. A medium bodied easy drinking wine with a touch of spice. Matches well with savoury pasta, roasted or braised meat and matured cheeses. Served ideally at 15 – 18°C.
Barbera grapes are pressed, generating a limpid must that ferments at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C for 5-7 days. After racking, the new wine is put in stainless steel vats to preserve its fresh fruit characters. Then, the wine rests a few months in oak barrels, until spring. Finally it is bottled, ready for the table.
About Elio Filippino
Elio Filippino’s philosophy is to produce the highest quality wines with respect to the unique nature of native vines and the character of the terroir.
Elio’s winery is located in the scenic village of Neive, on the right bank of Tanaro River which is an UNESCO site and very close to Alba, a truffle capital. In the hamlet of Serra Capelli in the early 1900s, when the vine was already cultivated, Evaristo Filippino began experimenting with the production that was to continue and develop. The estate only produced grapes at that time, selling them to other wineries.
In the fifties, his son Domenico realized that the results could be improved if the grapes were transformed into wine. He decided to make wine from the grapes produced by the estate vineyards and between the end of the eighties and the beginning of the nineties, the winery further increased its activity and began bottling its own wine.
Today, Elio Filippino, son of Domenico, uses the traditional and natural methods of superior winemaking without using chemical fertilizers or herbicides.
The estate consists of two quality wine-growing areas: Serra Capelli, and San Cristoforo. The vineyard sits on a great landscape of steep rolling hills above 350 m sea level. The vineyards are painstakingly by hand maintained. The splendors of elegant, fine and fresh terroir wines displays Elio’s excellent craftsmanship through times.
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