FILO DI SETA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG

Filo di Seta is a unique Brunello that is the result of a rigorous selection of grapes harvested by hand in our vineyard near the Castello Romitorio.

It is a Brunello di Montalcino that seeks to express the wilder and darker essence of the area’s cooler Northwesterly microclimate.

Filo di Seta, which translates as Silk Thread, is the name of a creek that flows through the forest nearby.

The vines are located at an altitude of approximately 350 meters, with Northwesterly exposure, and are carefully cared for to ensure that each plant produces the lowest yields and reaches optimal ripeness.

Hand sorting takes place in the winery before and after destemming.

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with an initial short period of cold maceration (below 20°C) on the skins for about 15-20 hours. This is followed by up to 20 days of maceration at a higher controlled temperature.

Malolactic fermentation that is naturally caused then lasts for about 10 days, before the wine is rested to separate the lees. The wine matures in oak for approximately 30 months, and after bottling the wine is aged in Castello Romitorio’s temperature-controlled cellars for an approximately 12 months before release.

REGION:

Toscana (Tuscany)

CULTIVATION:

Spurred Cordon with plant spacing plantation layout 240x75 cm

GRAPE:

100% Sangiovese

HARVEST:

Manual, grapes are sorted by hand before and after destemming

MATURED:

About 30 months in oak

AGED:

About 12 months in bottle before release

What a nose: dark peony petals mix with violet and scented notes of both fresh and dried cherry. These aromas travel straight to the brain on a lifted note of polished wood. The same aromatic allure becomes immediately apparent on the palate: cherry and fragrant petals enrobe and cushion the fine but utterly taut tannins.
A very serious wine that poses a lovely counterpoint of poised structure and flowing, almost billowing elegance; stern and forgiving at once. Every nuance of aroma is illuminated by Sangiovese’s electric acidity. Even in age, when earthier, more savory notes come to the fore the floral, silky allure captures palate, mind and heart in one go.
Anne Krebiehl MW

FILO DI SETA - BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2013

94/100 Robert Parker

95/100 James Suckling

18 Punkte Vinum

4 Viti Guida Vitae

FILO DI SETA - BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2012

94/100 Robert Parker

DWWA 2016 GOLD Decanter

18 Vinum

FILO DI SETA - BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2011

94+/100 Robert Parker

93/100 James Suckling

94/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

FILO DI SETA - BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2010

95/100 Robert Parker

98/100 James Suckling

92/100 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

IWC champion red wine 2015 International Wine Challenge UK

Italian Red Trophy – CHALLENGE ‘15 International Wine Challenge UK

TUSCAN TROPHY – CHALLENGE ‘15 International Wine Challenge UK

Brunello di Montalcino Trophy– CHALLENGE ‘15 International Wine Challenge UK

95/100 Falstaff

17,5 Vinum

95/100 Doctor Wine