Paolo Bea 'Santa Chiara'Tabula Rasa
Paolo Bea 'Santa Chiara' from Umbria, Italy
Grapes: Grechetto, Garganega, Malvasia, Sauvignon, and Chardonnay
On the skins for a short maceration- this is a floral, spicy, and incredibly deep wine.
The Bea family can trace its roots back to this land since 1500. This tiny estate is the classic Italian fattoria, producing wine, raising farm animals for trade and home consumption and working the land to produce olives, fruits and vegetables. To this day, the Bea family raises and produces much of what they consume on a daily basis. Paolo Bea, the senior member of the family, is the guiding force behind the production of this series of intense and idiosyncratic wines. He is assisted by his two sons, Giuseppe, who farms the vineyards, and Giampiero, who assists in the vinification and is responsible for all commercial aspects of the winery.