Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello 2015 750ml - The Spirit Haus
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Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello 2015 750ml
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Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello 2015

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750ml
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$86.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Italy, Umbria, Montefalco
Brand Paolo Bea
Alcohol/vol 15%
Clocking in just under 15% alcohol, it bears its broadness gracefully, with a blossoming nose of black olives, Indian spices, and bittersweet chocolate. Certain vintages of Pipparello de-emphasize varietal expressiveness in favor of a greater overall sense of spicy, earthy complexity, but the dominant presence of Sangiovese is clearly articulated in this 2015, whose palate displays surprising drive and acidity. It's a heavyweight that can really dance in the ring.
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Leave it to Bea to create a perfectly poised, structured and classic wine in such a warm vintage. The 2015 Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Riserva takes time to blossom in the glass, showing little more than dusty roses, hints of white smoke and cranberry at first. However, with coaxing, it grows in richness and volume, displaying crushed black cherry giving way to clove, lavender, sage, mint leaf and air-dried meats. All the while, there's a fresh and feminine character, following through to the silky, almost creamy textures, which never feel weighty or cloying. Ripe red fruits and inner florals cascade across a core of spice and minerals as a layer of fine tannin begins to penetrate deeply, drying the senses and creating a sour twang. The palate aches under the Pipparello's massive structure, and notes of tart citrus and concentrated wild berry fruit linger long. It's going to take some time for the 2015 to mature into a more pleasurable expression, but it will be worth the wait. This is composed of 60% Sangiovese, 25% Montepulciano and 15% Sagrantino, all matured in large neutral barrels and released significantly later than most other producers' wines.

August 2021

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