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Paolo Bea, 'San Valentino' Rosso 2017
Italy / Red

Paolo Bea, 'San Valentino' Rosso 2017

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Rosenthal Wine Merchant:

"References in the archives of Montefalco, the beautiful hill town in Umbria, document the presence of the Bea family in this locality as early as 1500. 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. To this day, the Bea family raises and produces much of what they consume on a daily basis. Paolo Bea, the senior member of the family, 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.

This wine is sourced from the San Valentino vineyard in Montefalco the soil of which is dominated by clay. The vineyard is at 1300 feet altitude. The composition of the Montefalco Rosso is 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Montepulciano, all from a 50-year old vineyard containing the constituent grapes. Harvest usually occurs in the final ten days of October. Bea puts all the dry reds through extensive cuvaison."

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Umbria
Region
Umbria
Varieties
Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Montepulciano
Farming
Organic
Soil
Limestone, clay
Winemaking
Fermented and aged for 36 months in stainless steel tanks.