Grechetto, Umbria IGT, Di Filippo 2021 – Umbria, Italy
Suitable for Vegans: No
Food pairing: Roast pork loin, couscous & apricot salad, roast cod fillet with rocket pesto, lemon and pine nuts.
Established in 1971, the family is estate is now run by Emma Di Filippo and her two sons Francesco and Filippo Franchi. Since 1994, the estate has been certified organic. Di Filippo believes in respecting the rhythm of nature by adopting organic cultivation and following the philosophy of biodynamic farming.
This in turn, results in lower yields of fruit, which translates into exceptionally characteristic wines.
Situated in Cannara, inPerugia, the 30-hectare estate overlooks Assisi, on the rolling hills between Torgiano and Montefalco in Umbria.
With the utmost respect for the environment, four hectares of vineyard has been dedicated to low impact farming, where machines are not usedand the work is carried out almost entirely with the help of animals.
Draught horses plough the soils, which preserves the soil structure through low compaction; and geese are bred to ‘clean’ the vineyard. Over 400 geese run free and feed on the grass that spontaneously grows between the vines.
The hand-selected grapes were gently pressed and the juice was fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel vats at controlled cool temperatures to retain the character of the Grechetto variety. The wine was aged for two months in cement tanks before being bottled young to preserve the fresh and fruity style.