- Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva "Pipparello" 2006 Product #27519 (In Stock)
A classic Bea wine of Sangiovese, 25% Montepulciano and 15% Sagrantino that spends a whopping 40+ days in the fermenter before aging in large, neutral, oak casks. Wine Advocate’s description of the wine is spot on, although the rating seems low to me. A wine that will unfold and constantly change over the course of a meal – and, if you leave a little in the bottle, will delight you the next day and the day after that.
“The 2006 Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello bursts from the glass with super-ripe dark cherries, tobacco, licorice, spices and flowers. This is a bold, racy Pipparrello made in an opulent, almost extravagant style for this house buffered by firm yet attractive tannins. The aromas and flavors built towards a rustic, meaty finish. Nevertheless, there is plenty to admire and certainly much to talk about in this eccentric Umbrian red.” Wine Advocate 86 points