Paolo Bea (1.5 L) 2017 Montefalco Sagrantino Secco, Pagliaro Vineyard, DOCG

Item Number: 17917

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Umbria
Sub Region: Umbria
Appellation/AVA: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Pagliaro Vineyard
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): Sagrantino
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Residual Sugar(g/L): < 5 g/l
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone-clay and gravel
Elevation: 1300 feet

Winemaking Notes: The harvest of Sagrantino normally occurs during the second half of October and is always done by hand. After crushing and destemming, the wine ferments spontaneously in stainless-steel tanks. Maceration lasted 42 days. The wines is then aged for one year in stainless steel, another two years in large Slavonian oak barrels and, finally, one more year in bottle. Like all Bea wines, this is unfined and unfiltered.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (11/1/2022)

    It’s not often that I would open a Paolo Bea note with “unbelievably pretty” or “sweetly scented and finessed”, but that’s exactly what the 2017 Montefalco Sagrantino Pagliaro is in the glass. This is a veritable spice box on the nose, mixed with masses of dried flowers and exotic spices. Its textures are pure silk, showing a refinement not often found at this early stage in the wine’s development. Dark red fruit melds with their mineral underpinnings to create an impression of total elegance. The mentholated finale leaves a subtle layer of fine tannins to mingle with hints of blackberry and currant, as the wine finishes long yet lively and fresh. The 2017 spent 42 days macerating on the skins.