Paolo Bea Montefalco Sagrantino Vigneto Pagliaro 2010


Age-worthy, limited production.....

The Bea family, can be traced back as far as 1500 to the area of Montefalco, in the region of Umbria; an area not only known for Sangiovese but for Sagrantino. The entire property not only functions as a winery but as essentially as a farm, producing olive oil, vegetables and maintaining livestock. 

This is Sagrantino, a grape variety exclusive to Montefalco. Bea's Sagrantino is fermented in stainless steel and then aged in large Slavonian (neutral) oak barrels. After being well racked, the wine is then left unfiltered and then bottled, for at least one year before release. 

Although Sagrantino is considered to be fairly bold and tannic grape variety, Giampiero manages to produce "Pagliaro" with density and weight but nuances like wild herbs and leatherstrap that could easily be masked by too much wood or overripeness. 

Organic/naturally fermented. 

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