Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello 2015
|Region||Italy, Umbria, Montefalco|
Clocking in just under 15% alcohol, it bears its broadness gracefully, with a blossoming nose of black olives, Indian spices, and bittersweet chocolate. Certain vintages of Pipparello de-emphasize varietal expressiveness in favor of a greater overall sense of spicy, earthy complexity, but the dominant presence of Sangiovese is clearly articulated in this 2015, whose palate displays surprising drive and acidity. It's a heavyweight that can really dance in the ring.