The Elio Filippino winery is located in the centre of the Italian municipality of Neive. The picturesque village on a hill is surrounded by vineyards and has the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Filippino wine is produced here, entirely dedicated to the character of the grapes and the soil.
Elio Filippino's beginnings
Evaristo Filippino no longer wanted to sell the grapes grown in his vineyards only to other producers in the Piedmont region and founded his own winery on the right bank of the Tanaro River at the beginning of the 20th century. In the 1950s, his son Domenico took over his father's business and began bottling the first bottles with his own label at the end of the 1980s. Since 1997, Elio Filippino, grandson of the founder, has been running the winery and has remained committed to the philosophy of wine as an expression of the region.
Winegrowing in the UNESCO region
Nestled in the hilly landscape of the Langhe, Elio grows his wines on a total of 10 hectares. Soil types such as clay, calcareous marl, blue marl, tuff, sand and sulphurous lime characterise the region. The vineyards are located on the hills of Serra Capelli and San Cristoforo, which offer a breathtaking panorama as far as the province of Asti.
The wines of Elio Filippino
Elio Filippino describes his way of farming as "precision viticulture", which he uses to describe the targeted production of extremely high-quality wines. The following wines are produced by the estate:
- Dolcetto d'Alba
- Barbera d'Alba
- Moscato d'Asti
The Barbaresco Riserva, which Elio Filippino produces in three ageing stages: 5, 10 and 15 years, have a special position.
Elio Filippino places great value on the traditional, natural production of wine. A lot of work is done by hand, the grass is cut by hand. No chemical fertilisers or herbicides are used, only natural fertilisers are allowed.
More information about Elio Filippino
|Company Name:||Azienda vitivinicola Domenico Filippino di Elio Filippino|
|Street:||Frazione Serra Capelli 5|
|Contact & Web|
|Vineyard Area:||10 ha|