Sagrantino "Pagliaro", Paolo Bea
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Organic

Sagrantino "Pagliaro", Paolo Bea - 2018

Item # 36500 750mL

Full of dark fruit aromas like black cherries, blackberries and currants. Dry, full-bodied and structured with exquisitely ripened character. Paolo's wines speak for themselves: honest and made to live through the ages.

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  • Limited Production: Only 2 bottle(s) per customer

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Organic

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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Staff Pick Notes

Paolo Bea feels like such an of-the-moment winemaker it's hard to believe his family has been making wine in the same Umbrian town since the 1500s. Or perhaps that's the key. Instead of rediscovering old traditions, the winery never gave them up in the first place. This is old school farming where grapes are grown organically and hand harvested, where cows and goats roam, and vines grow alongside olives, fruit, vegetables and grain. Sagrantino is the local grape, and in Bea's hands it produces a wine with exquisite depth with a certain untamed intensity. Although it's full bodied, the Pagliaro vineyard is at 1300 ft altitude giving ample lift to the ripe red fruit (cherry), spice, leather and tobacco. His desire is for each wine to reflect the terroir and the season, but he continually makes wines for the ages.

- ALM

About the Producer

Umbria, Italy 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...

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Glossary

Sagrantino

One of Italy’s least-known noble grapes. Winemakers from the region of Umbria have worked to ensure that Sagrantino continues to be cultivated. The grape is made into the eponymous Sagrantino di Montefalco, as well as being a component of Rosso di Montefalco (the Rosso is mostly made up of Sangiovese, with Sagrantino adding depth and character). Sagrantino has the power and structure of the biggest wines in Italy, yet still shows opulent fruit redolent of mixed wild berries.

Umbria

This rugged inland province is famous not only for its wines but also the fine Umbrian truffles that are harvested here each year. Umbrian winemakers have worked tirelessly for the preservation of one of Italy’s least-known noble grapes, Sagrantino. Responsible for the eponymous Sagrantino di Montefalco as well as being a component of Rosso di Montefalco, Sagrantino has the power and structure of the biggest wines in Italy, yet still shows opulent fruit redolent of mixed wild berries. The Rosso...

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