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The winemaker’s patient, passionate, qualified work follows the particular care with which the employees harvest the grapes bunch by bunch to be transported quickly to the cellar. The fermentation of white grape wort and the fermentation of black grapes are carried out at optimal times and temperatures. Indispensable conditions for vinifying great grapes (like those of Il Filò) to obtain particularly captivating wines in terms of colour, aromas, and taste, for wines of exquisite drinkability, versatility and sensory pleasure. This is attested by the important national and international awards obtained by Il Filò delle Vigne.
The Colli Euganei are characterized by calcareous soils of sedimentary origin and siliceous of volcanic origin. Among the calcareous soils, the best is that of marly origin, where the vine grows and develops sufficiently well. Basaltic soils stand out as the most fertile among the volcanic soils. They are rich in phosphorus, with a balanced content of potassium, calcium and magnesium, mineral elements present in the most suitable form for the nutrition of the vine. The “life” of the earth nourishes the plants with the organ-mineral specificity typical of each territory. Due to its exposure to the sun, inclination, climate and constitution, each territory has different physiological reactions in the plant.
In the area where the vines are grown, to the southeast and southwest of Monte Cecilia, at the extreme south of the Colli Euganei, there is a milder climate than on the other slopes. The highest levels of sunshine occur south of the Hills when the slope inclination approaches 45°; this gives an optimal territory for creating wines.
Currently, 17 hectares are planted with vines, while re-planting is planned for another 3 hectares. The vines are cultivated with a spurred cordon and gujot system, and their age ranges from 10 to 25 years. Five thousand plants per hectare produce 900/1200g of grapes per vine. The defence against parasites, such as insects and micro-fungi, is carried out according to techniques that involve the lowest environmental impact and, at the same time, give a qualitative improvement of production. The land, the exposure, the daily breeze, and the temperature range between day and night characterize the uniqueness of the Filò delle Vigne area, which produces excellent grapes, all harvested manually, at optimal physiological and phenolic maturity.
“Historic indigenous vines, known since the mid-1600s, cultivated since 1986 in the company’s ampelographic collection, obtaining uniqueness of sensorial richness. The ageing of the wines is entrusted to oak barrels of the best “Tonnellerie” in memory of an ancient and precious civilization.“