Paolo Bea Sagrantino Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 1999

Member Review by Eric Guido:

Floral and a bit porty on the nose with hints of cedar and raspberry jam. Medium ruby color and deceptively light causing you to expect something lean and dry but then on your first sip you're hit with intense, sweet fig, candied ginger and chocolate. The sweetness is not overwhelming and perfectly balanced with fruit and acidity, leaving you with a fresh, medium finish. Amazing to think what this will taste like in a decade or two. Decant to remove the large amount of sediment in this bottle.

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Paolo Bea:
As a child, I learned this craft from my father. Our history and tradition is the source of our knowledge and inspiration. Today, my family is here with me, all working together. Our roots in Montefalco trace back to the 1500's, as documents in the village archives attest to. Through passion sustained and encouraged by my sons, Giuseppe and Giampiero, and also by the irreplaceable presence of M... Read more
As a child, I learned this craft from my father. Our history and tradition is the source of our knowledge and inspiration. Today, my family is here with me, all working together. Our roots in Montefalco trace back to the 1500's, as documents in the village archives attest to. Through passion sustained and encouraged by my sons, Giuseppe and Giampiero, and also by the irreplaceable presence of Marina, my wife and mother of my children, our family has come to appreciate each other in more profound ways, each day relishing the fruits of our labor at our table. With each passing year, I better understand our land, respecting and caring for it... and at the end of each year extract from it a wine which is totally unique, continually developing, improving, and sustaining our health. With an ever growing conviction, we practice, discover, and appreciate natural winemaking methods that exclude the use of chemicals in the vineyard and artificial stabilizing techniques in the winery. Each season is a new discovery, a chance to apply and evaluate knowledge we have gained in previous years. Read less

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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01/05/2009

Floral and a bit porty on the nose with hints of cedar and raspberry jam. Medium ruby color and deceptively light causing you to expect something lean and dry but then on your first sip you're hit with intense, sweet fig, candied ginger and chocolate. The sweetness is not overwhelming and perfectly balanced with fruit and acidity, leaving you with a fresh, medium finish. Amazing to think what this will taste like in a decade or two. Decant to remove the large amount of sediment in this bottle.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

In addition to their Sagrantino-based wines, this tiny estate grow olives, fruits and veggies and is as self sufficient in these modern times as you can find. This dessert wine is rich with notes of sweet prunes and figs. Tannic yet elegant. Amazing.



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