Paolo & Giampiero Bea, 'Arboreus' Umbria Bianco

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Vintage: 2015

Varietals: Trebbiano Spoletino

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

A striking instance of non-standard training, these ancient vines wrap themselves around the trunks and branches of trees (hence the wine’s name), growing and ripening high above the ground. The wine's palate is chiseled, markedly tannic (though well-balanced), and driven by resonant acidity, with the marzipan and apricot notes echoing strongly. Notes of dried fruits, orange rind, apricots, crushed flower petals, and sweet spice dominate this full-bodied wine’s lively palate.

Vine age up to 130 years old. Manually harvested. Fermentation: after crushing and destemming, wine ferments spontaneously in stainless-steel tanks, spending at least two weeks on skins. 24 months on lees. Elevage for 24 months in stainless-steel.