Barbaresco wine's hills
Langhe, Monferrato e Roero Unesco Heritage site
DOMENICO AND ELIO FILIPPINO
Elio Filippino’s winery is located in the picturesque village of Neive - a UNESCO site, on the right bank of the Tanaro River and very close to Alba, the truffle capital. This location presents a magical landscape of steep hills, particularly conducive to fine and aromatic nuances in the wines.
It was there, in the Frazione Serra Capelli, in the early 1900’s, that Evaristo Filippino introduced his first vineyard, destined to evolve over time. During the 1950’s, his son, Domenico, using his intuition and his father’s precious grapes, followed with his own production of delectable wines.
Today, after the untimely death in 1997 of his father Domenico, Elio Filippino is the third generation of winemaker of the estate, continuing his family’s tradition of superior winemaking while maintaining the greatest respect for the environment.
regarded as one of the most beautiful hills of the entire Barbaresco grape-growing region
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 argues that “true quality comes from the vineyard, which does its best to produce excellent quality grapes.”
The subsequent processing, from pruning, to harvesting, to pressing, is done strictly by hand on steep hills exceeding 350 meters above sea level. The ancient “Guyot” method of pruning is employed which results in lower grape yields but in grapes of highest quality, ensuring outstanding results.