MCF Rare Wine

Paolo Bea Inbound 


The producer who, other than maybe Quintarelli, offers the most balanced geek-cred-to-crowd-pleaser ratio of anyone on the market is Paolo Bea. 


In other words, the wines of the Bea estate are as unique as they are delicious...


...and everybody loves them. 


Today, we have the dense, powerful 2015 vintage for the two 'blends' of the lineup, the Umbria Rosso San Valentino and the Montefalco Rosso Pipparello and the 2012 release of the estate's top wine, the Montefalco Sagrantino Cerrete. 


2015 is a very 'Bea' vintage, in that his wines always excel when the fruit is dense - nobody handles 'density' with as much dexterity as does Bea.  The Valentino (70% Sangiovese, 15% Montepulciano, 15% Sagrantino) is gorgeous and, as always, leans a bit more toward the slightly-red end of the spectrum, while the muscular Pipparello (60% Sangiovese, 25% Montepulciano, 15% Sagrantino) is big, dark, mineral and brawny (also, as always). 


Both wines will drink now, both wines will last as long as you can keep your hands off. 


The Cerrete (100% Sagrantino) is (also-also as always), a profound, fragrant and more elegant expression of Sagrantino, perhaps the most nuanced bottling of this massive grape on the market.  From the also-warm 2012 vintage, the coolness of this high-altitude site has produced a stunning wine of finesse and grace...though one that still registers plenty high on the flavor scale. 


There's nothing quite like the excitement that accompanies a new shipment of Paolo Bea.


Today I have a new shipment of Paolo Bea.  


You are now free to get excited. 


You may order by emailing or calling 212.255.8870.


Matt Franco

MCF Rare Wine, Ltd

249 West 13th Street NYC 10011