Paolo Bea

Santa Chiara Umbria Bianco Malvasia Blend

9.140 ratings
9.28 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
Josh Grove

A little orange wine to up our hipster quotient last night.

A little orange wine to up our hipster quotient last night.

Feb 26th, 2017
Carolyn Johnson

Classic #bea Couldn't be more #orange wine than this!

Classic #bea Couldn't be more #orange wine than this!

Aug 9th, 2016
Jeff Burrows

Skillfully done, loved it. Body & texture of a red wine, great w steak! Left the bottle on the counter, last glass 1 wk later, still singing.

Skillfully done, loved it. Body & texture of a red wine, great w steak! Left the bottle on the counter, last glass 1 wk later, still singing.

Oct 4th, 2015
Joanne Close

A big fan of this producer but perhaps this bottle is a bit out of whack. Needed to be open for 24 hours to throw off the fumes and show its pretty tangerine fruit.

A big fan of this producer but perhaps this bottle is a bit out of whack. Needed to be open for 24 hours to throw off the fumes and show its pretty tangerine fruit.

Aug 26th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

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

9.1

This wine offers a rare experience, even for those that are perhaps "experienced" wine drinkers. Fermented on the skins like a red, we have the classic golden color here, with the lees and extracted fruit coming across the nose like peaches and cream. The palate is more rigerious with some sourness and intense drying tannins.

This wine offers a rare experience, even for those that are perhaps "experienced" wine drinkers. Fermented on the skins like a red, we have the classic golden color here, with the lees and extracted fruit coming across the nose like peaches and cream. The palate is more rigerious with some sourness and intense drying tannins.

Apr 14th, 2015
Sarah Hexter

Blogger/Director of Communications and Financial Operations Rosenthal Wine Merchant

8.8

You think you are getting to know Bea and then you drink the new releases and your mind is blown all over again. This is why wine is so much fun!

You think you are getting to know Bea and then you drink the new releases and your mind is blown all over again. This is why wine is so much fun!

Apr 13th, 2015
Michael L S

Extended skin contact. Copper-orange colored, good grip and a complex array of flavors. Citrus peel, cooked apple, perhaps green plum... you get the idea. Good stuff.

Extended skin contact. Copper-orange colored, good grip and a complex array of flavors. Citrus peel, cooked apple, perhaps green plum... you get the idea. Good stuff.

Jul 13th, 2018
Scott Frank

I know there's a lot of hand wringing over orange wine but if you love wine this demands your attention. It's so provocative. Amazing a wine can do such a thing.

I know there's a lot of hand wringing over orange wine but if you love wine this demands your attention. It's so provocative. Amazing a wine can do such a thing.

Apr 23rd, 2015
Joseph Valentin

Super smooth! Very nice. Highly recommended.

Super smooth! Very nice. Highly recommended.

Sep 4th, 2016
Kevin Dwyer

Interesting and funky but just not my thing. But too much like sherry

Interesting and funky but just not my thing. But too much like sherry

Jul 3rd, 2016