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 family has a longstanding relationship with their historic property in the Colli Scaligeri as they first settled here in 1300, formally beginning wine production around 1900. Towering above the valley just fifteen kilometers east of Verona at 400 meters above sea level, Filippo Filippi is the current family member/proprietor of the domain who cares for the secluded vineyards and woodlands that comprise this tranquil place. He is very much a lone wolf in the way that he goes about expressing the distinctive terroir of this land, opting to make wines that embody principles of organic certification, old vines, and low yields in a region that reports some of Italy’s most sizable and unmemorable wine production. For this, Filippo strives to make wines that identify more with the terrain rather than DOC Soave.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel, before ageing for 20 months on the lees. This gives an extra dimension to the minerality of the wine as well as a greater richness in the mouth.
Originating from a cru-quality, south western facing 60-70 year-old vineyard at 380 meters, the soils here are a clay / sand blend with some basalt and limestone. This cuvée is comprised of 100% Garganega, fermented and elevated together in 100HL stainless steel vats. Vigna della Bra shows enticing aromas of almonds, anise and it has a smooth texture and mineral character on the palate. Like Filippo says, pair with all kinds of seafood.