Located in the beautiful hill-top village of Montefalco in Umbria the 15-hectare Paolo Bea Winery is one of the finest in Italy. Although the Bea family have been in the region since the 15 th century, the winery was only founded in 1980 and Paulo remains committed to retaining old fashioned techniques and making wines that are a true reflection of the surrounding terroir. Staunchly artisanal, with much of the work done by hand without the aid of modern technology, the wines are raised without pesticides or herbicides and are robust and complex. Made from the estate's youngest Sagrantino vines, Rosso de Veo comes from the Cerrete vineyard, the highest point of Bea's estate at about 1500 feet above sea level. It is vinified in much the same way as the Montefalco Sagrantino which includes a 40-50 day cuvaison, a year of aging in stainless steel, two years in oak barrels, and another year in bottle before release.
A bright ruby-red in the glass. Muscular aromas of black cherry, nutmeg, liquorice and bitter herbs. On the palate, full bodied, rich and savoury with beautifully integrated tannins leading to a lingering finish. A truly sylish wine which will keep for a further 10 years. Try with rabbit ragu with artichokes and fava beans, Umbrian frittata with truffles or a chunk of Pecorino cheese.