Paolo Bea, "Santa Chiara" Umbria Bianco

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Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Grachetto, Malvasia , Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Garganega in equal parts

Farming: Organic, Biodynamic, Unfined/Unfiltered, No added SO2

Technique and terroir make for a truly unique wine that is a must try for anyone who finds themselves interested in “orange wines”. If you think them a trite trend, then this might be the wine to change your mind: Unfettered and wild, floral aromas and warm spices dominate the nose. Young stone fruits, a noticeable dash of white pepper, and a very tertiary hint of candied citrus are splashed across honest tannins, amazing acidity, and an underlying mineral heft on the palate. Hand harvested. Fermentation: after crushing and destemmig, wine ferments spontaneously in stainless-steel tanks, spending at least 2 weeks on its skins. 12-20 months on the lees with spontaneous malolactic fermentation in tank. Elevage 12-20 months in stainless-steel tanks. Unfiied/Unfiltered. No added SO2.