The fabled local grape of Montefalco is the Sagrantino and the Pagliaro vineyard, situated at 1300 feet in altitude, is dedicated in large part to this grape variety. Paolo Bea takes the power and concentration of this varietal to another level. Ultra-traditional in its craftsmanship, the wine is aged for one year in stainless steel, another two years in large Slavonian oak barrels and, finally, spends one more year in bottle (the wine, like all Bea wines, is unfiltered) before release. Organic. Made as a natural wine.
95 POINTS, James Suckling, formally of Wine Spectator. "This youthful Chateauneuf has a very complex nose of graphite, raw meat and lilies. With aeration the black-cherry note steadily grows in intensity. Bold, leathery and earthy palate with fine tannins that...
Beautifully complex with wonderful depth of fruit and woody spice. Classic Bordeaux with dusty earth and freshness. We love the cocoa and cedar this wine brings to the table. A perfect complement to your next dinner party.
A tiny property (for Bordeaux standards) established in the 19th century in the heart of the Margaux appellation. This family domaine bucks the high commerce and commercial trends in Bordeaux. They do not deal with negociants, who re-sell wines the...