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Antica Azienda Agricola Paolo Bea
Natural wine

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: Italy

Antica Azienda Agricola Paolo Bea is a producer of fine natural wines from Montefalco in Umbria, Italy. They produce both red and white wines including the Santa Chiara made from Grechetto, Malvasia, Chardonnay and Garganega and the Arboreus made from Trebbiano. Red wines include the San Valentino made from Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Sagrantino, the Sagrantino Secco and the interesting Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito.
The vines cover 5 hectares and the winemaking is non-interventionalist and natural. All of the important operations are undertaken according to the lunar calendar and the grapes are harvested manually. Fermentation occurs only with native yeasts with the skins remmaining in the ferment for up to 39 days. The wines are neither fined nor filtered and no added sulphur is used.
The wines that result are graceful and elegant, yet with extraordinary depth of flavour.
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