Paolo Bea (1.5 L) 2010 Sagrantino di Montefalco, Cerrete, DOCG
Item Number: 12382
Sub Region: Umbria
Appellation/AVA: Allerona IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 1,500
Winemaker Notes: This tiny estate is the classic Italian fattoria, producing wine, raising farm animals for trade and home consumption and working the land to produce olives, fruits and vegetables. Paolo Bea, whose family has been living in Montefalco since the 1500s, is the guiding force behind the production of this series of intense and idiosyncratic wines. He is assisted by his two sons, Giuseppe, who farms the vineyards, and Giampiero, who assists in the vinification and is responsible for all commercial aspects of the winery.
The entire property encompasses 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.