Robert Parker Rating:90 Points
The grapes for Filon come from old vines vineyards, 30-40 years-old, with yields of 2T/Ha and located on the hillsides, 3,000 ft above sea level, around the north zone of Calatayud appellation.
|Robert Parker Review:
The 2010 Filon was sourced from 30- to 40-year-old vineyards. It offers up notes of smoke, mineral, and wild cherry that mingle with layers of ripe cherry fruit on the palate. A bit more elegant than the Retorno bottling but no less pleasurable, this savory offering over-delivers in a big way. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.
Bodegas Terra Sigilata is located at one of the highest points in Calatayud, a DO known for its old-vine Garnacha.
|The winery is located in Villarroya de la Sierra, one of the highest areas of the DO made of Paleolithic materials, mainly quartzite and slate. In addition the soils have the right organic content, which provide sufficient nutrients to the plant with proper aeration. The climate offers little rain and large temperature fluctuations between day and night.