Paolo Bea

Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend

9.241 ratings
9.18 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
Jennifer DiDomizio

❤️❤️❤️

❤️❤️❤️

Dec 6th, 2016
Matt

I wanted something soulful, rustic, and earthy and this hits the spot. The blend seems to accentuate every varietal in combination to create a wine that's multi-faceted and delicious. Sour cherry, red plums, clay, animal, leather, licorice, porcini, amaro spice, eucalyptus. Despite the rustic charm there is plenty of finesse guiding this along. Day 2 is showing way more savory and umami earth tones. That truffle/porcini note is forward followed by wet leather, tar, and cured meat aromas. Palate is much more supple and there's a slight balsamic note to the fruit. I love this wine.

I wanted something soulful, rustic, and earthy and this hits the spot. The blend seems to accentuate every varietal in combination to create a wine that's multi-faceted and delicious. Sour cherry, red plums, clay, animal, leather, licorice, porcini, amaro spice, eucalyptus. Despite the rustic charm there is plenty of finesse guiding this along. Day 2 is showing way more savory and umami earth tones. That truffle/porcini note is forward followed by wet leather, tar, and cured meat aromas. Palate is much more supple and there's a slight balsamic note to the fruit. I love this wine.

Nov 17th, 2016
Michael L S

Enjoyed at Crispo NYC

Enjoyed at Crispo NYC

Jul 26th, 2016
Alex Papanicolaou

I love these wines so much, but the bottle variance is such that from one bottle to the next, you might think you're drinking two different wines. I had one two months ago, and it showed much more of the Sangiovese; lighter, fresher, and more acid. And a week or so ago I opened one that was far more Sagrantino dominant with a heavy smokiness and much firmer tannin. Amazing wines, but definitely tricky to buy when you're not always sure what you're getting.

I love these wines so much, but the bottle variance is such that from one bottle to the next, you might think you're drinking two different wines. I had one two months ago, and it showed much more of the Sangiovese; lighter, fresher, and more acid. And a week or so ago I opened one that was far more Sagrantino dominant with a heavy smokiness and much firmer tannin. Amazing wines, but definitely tricky to buy when you're not always sure what you're getting.

Jul 3rd, 2016
Sarah Norman

Rosenthal. 2009. So good. Drank over a couple hours and it just kept getting better.

Rosenthal. 2009. So good. Drank over a couple hours and it just kept getting better.

Apr 11th, 2022
Mark Stephany

From 2017 in Aspen

From 2017 in Aspen

Dec 2nd, 2021
Inseon Hwang

Terrific for the price. Handful of raisins, a little tar.

Terrific for the price. Handful of raisins, a little tar.

Jul 9th, 2020
Jordan Arnold

Just a few left from the last hand carry back. A perfect Umbrian.

Just a few left from the last hand carry back. A perfect Umbrian.

Apr 5th, 2020
Bruce Leboff

Beautiful. Lovely herbal note and fresh fruit Nice tannin but overpowering

Beautiful. Lovely herbal note and fresh fruit Nice tannin but overpowering

Feb 20th, 2019
Josh Graham

With suckling pig, carrots in red wine and cumin.
Still fruit-driven but with balancing tannins, well-rounded.

With suckling pig, carrots in red wine and cumin.
Still fruit-driven but with balancing tannins, well-rounded.

Mar 23rd, 2018