Paolo Bea, 'Pagliaro' Sagrantino de Montefalco Secco 2018

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Always delicious, from the Dr. Bronners of Umbrian winemaking [that label!].

+ GRAPE: 100% Sagrantino. Organic, biodynamic practices. Grown in the Montefalco region of Umbria, Italy. 

+ DECANT: Recommended.

The fabled local grape of Montefalco is the Sagrantino and the Pagliaro vineyard, situated at 1,300 feet in altitude, is dedicated in large part to this grape variety. The harvest of Sagrantino normally occurs during the second half of October.

The cuvaison extends for forty to fifty days. The wines is then aged for one year in stainless steel, another two years in large Slavonian oak barrels and, finally, spends one more year in bottle (the wine, like all Bea wines, is unfiltered) before release. Annual production from the Pagliaro vineyard is 1,250 to 1,667 cases made.

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