Awarded 96 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their May 2017 edition review of Soave (see blue link below).
Filippi Soave 2013 - May 2017 Decanter review
The Filippi vineyards in Castelcerino are 320-400 metres above sea level (the highest in the region) and the presence of the nearby forest creates an ideal micro-climate which is always ventilated and characterised with good temperature range between day and night. All this contributes to the persistence of perfumes and aromas in the wine. These are superb wines with beautiful definition and minerality and a naturalness which is at odds with the convention of the region.
(MICRO)CLIMATE: Warm and sunny with good ventilation.
TERROIR: Basalt and calcareous rock.
VITICULTURE: Hand-harvested vines with an average age of 60 years.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 10-20,000 bottles.
VINIFICATION: Manual harvest; fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeast(s); aged on the lees for 4-6 months before bottling.
A light white wine with good freshness, floral notes and aromas of almonds and fresh fruit. The palate is fresh and dry with a slightly salty taste and a hint of almonds on the finish.