Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bea in my Bonnet

view from our tuscan villa
Today I had the pleasure of attending a wine tasting at Storyteller Wine Company. A wine shop located in the SW, it's only open on Fridays, Saturdays and by appointment only. They are infamous for their weekly newsletters - thus the name Storyteller. Anyway, out of the six international wines that were poured, I fell in love with the one from Italy. So much so that now all I want to do is buy a return ticket and visit the winery. 

The Umbria Bianco "Arboreus" from Paolo Bea Winery is a brilliant naturally-made skin-fermented white made from the Trebbiano grape. The wine spends four years on the lees, giving it a golden almost orange hue and fleshy complexity. It's dry and full-bodied with a striking minerality that makes it a perfect food wine. 

Now, wines from Paulo Bea are a little pricey, but if you ever see any being poured, be sure to line up a glass. You will be delighted!


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