Paolo Bea 2017 'Rosso de Veo' Umbria Rosso IGT

Item Number: 17915

UPC: 0-811644010115

Country: Italy
Region: Umbria
Sub Region: Umbria
Appellation/AVA: Umbria IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): Sagrantino
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Residual Sugar(g/L): < 5 g/l
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone-clay and pebbles
Elevation: 1300-1500 feet
Case Production: 750

Winemaking Notes: Bea’s “Rosso de Veo” (Veo is how the family’s name is pronounced in the old Umbrian dialect) is a selection of the Bea estate’s younger Sagrantino vines, principally from the “Cerrete” vineyard which graces the highest point in Montefalco. Yields are controlled through severe winter pruning and debudding and grapes are hand harvested usually in early October. After crushing and destemming the wine ferments spontaneously in stainless-steel tanks followed by spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Maceration lasts 40-50 days. The wine then spends 12 months in stainless-steel tanks followed by 24 months in large, Slavonian oak botti. As always, the wine is unfined and unfiltered.



  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (11/29/2022)

    The 2017 Rosso de Veo is impossibly fresh, with a wild aromatic mix of spiced citrus, roses, cloves, hints of cocoa and, finally, medicinal black cherries. It's silky-smooth and juicy to the core, with an abundance of energy and vibrant ripe red fruits that wash across the palate with ease. The 2017 finishes only lightly structured and lively, as the mouth waters under an air of red inner florals, and an underpinning of chalky minerals slowly fades. This may be a more immediate expression of Rosso de Veo, but it's one that I hope to be able to try over and over again. It pays to mention that the 2017 clocks in at just 13% abv, an amazing feat for Sagrantino.