Cerrete Paolo Bea Umbria 2011 - Depanneur Wines

Cerrete Paolo Bea Umbria 2011 (15% ABV) 750ml

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NOTE: Just one bottle left - from the iconic 2011 vintage - out of stock with the distributor: rare

-a true benchmark bottling for both the region and varietal. 

Cerrete is the highest altitude vineyard in Montefalco, Italy (450-500 meters).

The 2011 is ultra-concentrated and incredibly nuanced (yields were down 35%). A hot and dry vintage just like 2012 but the Bea family pulls it off - a gorgeous display of restrained pomp, tension, and elegance.

-Paolo Bea, the senior member of the family and an icon, is the boss, His two sons assist him. Giuseppe, who farms the vineyards, and Giampiero, who assists in the vinification and is responsible for all commercial aspects of the winery.

-15 hectare estate: 5 ha are vineyards, 2 to olives, and the rest the family farms fruit, vegetables, grains.

100% Sagrantino

-this bottling spent five years in large Slovenian Oak barrels.

-Wild scrubby herbs, brooding red fruit, warm rocks, Garrigue spice. Magnificent, imposing, explosive, fresh.