Paolo Bea

Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend

9.242 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Montefalco, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Bea but it’s just such an amazing experience every. single. time. This one brought a bit of the funk with it. Dense wine. Packed with character.

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Bea but it’s just such an amazing experience every. single. time. This one brought a bit of the funk with it. Dense wine. Packed with character.

Dec 9th, 2017
Jon Foster

Perfect wine if you're going red with sushi. Thank you for the recommendation Andreas!

Perfect wine if you're going red with sushi. Thank you for the recommendation Andreas!

Dec 2nd, 2015
John Jansma

Killer juice, so many layers

Killer juice, so many layers

Jun 16th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.9

Dark black fruits and intense lingering tannins. This wine is wild.

Dark black fruits and intense lingering tannins. This wine is wild.

Apr 14th, 2015
Erik McLaughlin

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

9.2

Right on tonight. Backwards and Funky in the right way.

Right on tonight. Backwards and Funky in the right way.

Feb 25th, 2015
Pax Mahle

Owner/Winemaker Wind Gap Wines, Agharta & Pax

9.2

Textured with fantastic richness & length... Really great...

Textured with fantastic richness & length... Really great...

Dec 2nd, 2014
Alexander Motola

Every grape in this blend is doing its job. The color is outstanding. The Sagrantino gives the Sangio significantly more backbone without overpowering the flavor and dominating the blend. The Montepulciano gives you a full finish. I have another bottle of this, which I am thrilled about. This is way up there, possibly the best wine I’ve drunk in 2020. Paolo Bea and Enzo Pontodi are two of the greatest wine makers in my version of Italy.

Every grape in this blend is doing its job. The color is outstanding. The Sagrantino gives the Sangio significantly more backbone without overpowering the flavor and dominating the blend. The Montepulciano gives you a full finish. I have another bottle of this, which I am thrilled about. This is way up there, possibly the best wine I’ve drunk in 2020. Paolo Bea and Enzo Pontodi are two of the greatest wine makers in my version of Italy.

Oct 17th, 2020
Lev Lavrichtchev

Sophisticated, pure enjoyment

Sophisticated, pure enjoyment

Jul 22nd, 2019
Andrew Brenner

A field blend, 60% Sangiovese, 25% Montepulciano, 15% Sagrantino. All from the same vineyard, fermented together (37 day maceration). Yields an almost black colored wine, powerful tannins, balanced and savory. Paolo Bea Tasting 2/5.

A field blend, 60% Sangiovese, 25% Montepulciano, 15% Sagrantino. All from the same vineyard, fermented together (37 day maceration). Yields an almost black colored wine, powerful tannins, balanced and savory. Paolo Bea Tasting 2/5.

Oct 21st, 2016
Paco Suro

Terrific. Took about 30 minutes to open up. Full. Dark fruit.

Terrific. Took about 30 minutes to open up. Full. Dark fruit.

Oct 7th, 2016