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2015 Sagrantino di Montefalco Pagliaro, Paolo Bea, Umbria, Italy

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2015 Sagrantino di Montefalco Pagliaro, Paolo Bea, Umbria, Italy

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OVERVIEW

What happens when you multiply an outstanding central Italian vintage with the skills of the best winemaker in the classification and throw in the most powerful grapes in Italy? You get the best wine of Umbria in 2015; Paolo Bea's Pagliaro.

Renowned in Italy and unknown outside of it, Paolo Bea is quite simply a legend in Italian winemaking and a demi-god in Umbria! The picture perfect wine town of Montefalco has to be Italy's best kept secret and the bold and tannic wines, made from the Sagrantino grape, are just stunning.

There was no critic review of the 2015 Pagliarobut the vintage was regarded as outstanding so we think it's closest in style to 2005. Vivino users rate the wine 4.5/5 in 2015.

CRITIC REVIEWS ('05 Vintage)

he 2005 Montefalco Sagrantino Vigna Pagliaro has put on quite a bit of weight over the last year. Today it is a rich, sumptuous wine that totally covers the palate with dense, dark fruit. In 2005 the Pagliaro is impressive in the way it achieves superb density while retaining the elements of delicate, nuanced subtlety that inform Bea’s finest wines. This is a fabulous effort from Bea. The 2005 Pagliaro saw 46 days on the skins, followed by a year in stainless steel and two years in cask. (AG)" (06/2010) 95 Points. Vinous

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

A full bodied, tannic wine like this with a good splosh of Sagrantino demands red meat, think wild boar, steak, osso buco with thick sauces.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

2015 was a sensational vintage in Umbria producing wine of incredible ripeness and structure. For a grape like Sagrantino this means these wines will last for up to 30 years.

From vines inside the Montefalco DOC classification at around 400m above sea level on south facing, clay and gravel slopes, the Sagrantino grapes are hand harvested, destemmed and vinified without sulphites. With 30-40 days of skin time and 12 months in steel, 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels and 9 months in bottle.

PRODUCER NOTES

The Bea family have been resident in Montefalco for six centuries. This artisan producer is well known on the Italian wine scene and frequently scoops all the central Italian Gambero Rosso awards but outside of Italy is virtually unknown with very few of his wines making it out of the country.

The entire Bea estate encompasses just 15 hectares: 5 of which are dedicated to the vineyards, 2 to olives, and the remainder to the fruits, vegetables and grains that are grown. Sagrantino is the predominant grape, covering 60% of the vineyard surface. The remaining 40% is planted to Sangiovese and Montepulciano, with a small parcel planted to several white varieties. The vineyards are cultivated organically, all grapes are harvested manually and all wines are bottled without fining or filtration.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. We recommend a minimum of 3 hours decanting before approaching this wine.

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    2015 Sagrantino di Montefalco Pagliaro, Paolo Bea, Umbria, Italy

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Paolo Bea
    Wine Region Umbria
    Wine Classification Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety Sagrantino
    Vintage 2015
    Vintage Quality Outstanding - Parker
    Maturity Will Improve with age
    Body Full Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 15%
    Bottle Type Bordeaux 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Osso Buco, Steak, Beef
    Awards 95 Points - Antonio Galloni

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