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Azienda Agricola Paolo Bea "Pipparello” Montefalco Rosso Riserva , 2016

$98.00
Azienda Agricola Paolo Bea "Pipparello” Montefalco Rosso Riserva , 2016

Azienda Agricola Paolo Bea "Pipparello” Montefalco Rosso Riserva , 2016

$98.00
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The cru Pipparello is situated at 400 meters altitude with soils of gravel and clay, and this bottling displays Bea’s  masterful touch with Sangiovese, which achieves a wilder expression here than in neighboring Tuscany.  Comprising 60% Sangiovese, 25% Montepulciano, and 15% Sagrantino, the 2016, which spent 40 days on its skins,  offers a similar aromatic elegance to the “San Valentino” above, with a tomato-leaf-like sense of umami and a  deep salinity. Its palate is massively concentrated yet linear and pure, with refined tannins driving the finish to a  remarkable length. This is a relatively polite yet ultra-complex version of “Pipparello,” and it should age effortlessly.