2017 Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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VN 94

Vinous, November 2022

The 2017 Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello bursts from the glass with smoky grilled herbs, shaved cedar, dried cherries, currants, hints of spiced citrus… the list goes on and on. It washes across the palate with soft...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2023

A blend of 60% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 25% Montepulciano, the Paolo Bea 2017 Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello is full-bodied but elegant, with natural ripeness and black fruit flavors that are characteristic of...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Sub-region Montefalco
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2017 Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello, a captivating red wine hailing from the picturesque region of Umbria in Italy. Crafted with precision and passion by the renowned producer Paolo Bea, this proprietary blend is a true testament to the art of winemaking.

In the glass, this wine presents a deep and alluring red color, inviting you to explore its complex character. The nose is immediately enveloped in a mesmerizing bouquet of smoky grilled herbs, shaved cedar, and dried cherries. As the aromas unfold, hints of spiced citrus and currants emerge, creating a symphony of scents that captivates the senses.

On the palate, the 2017 Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello showcases its remarkable structure and balance. Soft, fleshy textures caress the tongue, while balsamic-tinged dark red fruits dance across the palate. The wine's stimulating acidity adds a touch of vibrancy, infusing the experience with a wild and energetic expression that lingers long on the finish.

Accolades have already started pouring in for this extraordinary vintage. Eric Guido of Vinous awarded this wine an impressive score of 94, emphasizing its primary components and potent nature. Monica Larner of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestowed a score of 93, highlighting the wine's full-bodied elegance and characteristic black fruit flavors.

The 2017 Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello is a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, and 25% Montepulciano. This blend, combined with 42 days of skin contact during fermentation and a lengthy 22 months in large oak casks, results in a wine that is both rich and elegant. Paolo Bea's hands-off winemaking style allows the true essence of the vintage to shine through, making each sip a unique and delightful experience.

Indulge in the allure of Italian winemaking with the 2017 Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello. This wine is ready to please and tell a long story of craftsmanship and passion with every sip.