2016 Paolo Bea "Pagliaro" Sagrantino di Montefalco

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The true benchmark wine of the estate and a heroic example of Sagrantino's nobility. Nearly two months of maceration give this wine an impenetrable depth and opacity with Nebbiolo-like tannic structure cloaked in the warmth of Central italy. These are typically harvested in the second half of October and alcohol levels clock in closer to 15% ABV. A wine built for vikings and vinous explorers.

AOC'S GUIDE TO PAOLO BEA: The Pope of Sagrantino, an Italian National Treasure
These are simply some of Italy’s most thrilling wines and have been for years. They are the true double threat in terms of allocations as they receive tremendous love and adoration from the collector, sommelier, and natural wine communities. They were natural wine before natural wine was even a thing. Despite their low sulfur additions, no new oak, and traditional winemaking, these powerful, tannic, behemoths crafted from the classic varieties of the Central Italian waistline are generously ripe and fleshy at 15.0% ABV. These wines are so big they would make any Napa wine but Harlan Estate pink in the cheeks. From one of the US's greatest importers, Rosenthal Wines, "Bea’s wines remain singular—boisterous, unabashedly wild expressions of their undulating, sun-drenched hills of origin, each new vintage of which is eagerly anticipated by a legion of loyal clients." Their opulence and grippy tannic structure is balanced by a space opera of exotic spices, herbs and aromatics tantrically woven into a velvet fabric. If you're both a lover of funk and an Italian wine lover and have not discovered these yet, welcome to your next dream wine. - BK

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After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.