2015 Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2015 Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello
  • VN 94

Reg: $89.94

$84.94

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Reg: $89.94

$84.94

This product is
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VN 94
Vinous, August 2021
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...   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. -- Eric Guido  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Sub-region Montefalco
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork