Paolo Bea "San Valentino" Umbria Rosso 2016
"If you’re lucky enough to obtain a few bottles of today’s offering, the 2016 “San Valentino,” try to resist the urge to drink it right away. If you can’t wait, at least spend some time with it. Decant it and watch it shape-shift in the glass. Save some for re-visiting the next day, and the day after that. These are such layered and powerful reds you won’t believe their stamina. There was a time when the Beas labeled their single-vineyard “San Valentino” with the Montefalco Rosso DOC, but no more, and it’s just as well, because there’s nothing else like it. Combining 40% Sagrantino, 40% Sangiovese, and 20% Montepulciano and aged for more than four years before release, today’s 2016 is a typical Bea tour de force, equal parts untamed and refined."
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