Introducing the Elio Filippino Barolo La Morra 2015
Aged in large Slovenian oak barrels for 24 months and matured in bottle for over 12months. This classic Barolo embodies fruity bouquet with reminiscences of raspberries, red rose, cinnamon and vanilla.
Full bodied, and hints of dark chocolate. Elegant, complex with a brilliant balance of structure, power and finish. Strong structure allows cellaring for a long period of time. Excellent with savoury pasta dishes, roasted or braised meat, matured cheeses and also for dessert and delicate fruits such as strawberries.
Nebbiolo grapes are delicately pressed and the stalks are removed. The limpid must ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C for 20-25 days. After racking, the new wine is put in part into 25 and 30 hl Slavonian oak casks and in part into 225 liter Allier barriques, for a total of 20-24 months. Next, it is bottled and left to age, collecting all its aroma for at least 12 months.
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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