Paolo Bea

Santa Chiara Umbria Bianco Malvasia Blend

9.278 ratings
9.132 pro ratings
Umbria, Italy
Garganega, Grechetto, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Tomato-Based, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salads & Greens, Fruit Desserts, Cake & Cream
Top Notes For
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.2

A most interesting Umbrian white blend from one of the region's finest - brilliant mandarin color w a beguiling balance of savory cheese rind, cardamom spice and brilliantly clean finish

A most interesting Umbrian white blend from one of the region's finest - brilliant mandarin color w a beguiling balance of savory cheese rind, cardamom spice and brilliantly clean finish

2 people found it helpfulOct 13th, 2014
Lyle Coffield

Sommelier Kokkari, Evvia Estatorios

9.5

Hey Zeus Kristo! My my... Talk about powerful "white" wine! Amber NOT orange with off dry nutty notes... Bee pollen, cardamom. Woof.

Hey Zeus Kristo! My my... Talk about powerful "white" wine! Amber NOT orange with off dry nutty notes... Bee pollen, cardamom. Woof.

2 people found it helpfulAug 9th, 2014
Oniqueh Giles

Wasn't what I expected based on amber color, very interesting wine.

Wasn't what I expected based on amber color, very interesting wine.

Mar 13th, 2015
Brandon Wright

Better with a little age

Better with a little age

Jan 18th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

7.9

Been a minute since I had Bea and orange wine. Smells like a cross between a digestivo and a whiskey. Some sweet cinnamon as well. Palate is fresh and lively with an almost tanning element but that spirit/alcohol component never goes away.

Been a minute since I had Bea and orange wine. Smells like a cross between a digestivo and a whiskey. Some sweet cinnamon as well. Palate is fresh and lively with an almost tanning element but that spirit/alcohol component never goes away.

Jan 4th, 2015
Bradford White

Dead.

Dec 10th, 2014
Pax Mahle

Owner/Winemaker Wind Gap Wines, Agharta & Pax

8.7

Cool stuff skin fermented & fresh...

Cool stuff skin fermented & fresh...

Dec 3rd, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

Dark gold in the glass, this wine smells of citrus rind , wet leaves, and wet stones. In the mouth faintly tannic citrus pith and quince mix with deep stony minerality. Great acidity.

Dark gold in the glass, this wine smells of citrus rind , wet leaves, and wet stones. In the mouth faintly tannic citrus pith and quince mix with deep stony minerality. Great acidity.

Nov 28th, 2014
Margot Hoffar

Always a pleasure to see you but you were way prettier in 2010

Always a pleasure to see you but you were way prettier in 2010

Nov 8th, 2014
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

8.6

Beautiful nuttiness and oxidation

Beautiful nuttiness and oxidation

Jul 22nd, 2014