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Paolo Bea Debut, Quintessential Bandol Rosé, and Drouhin-Laroze 2009 Mags!
March 16, 2015 
A Note from Sergio

Italy has more than its fair share of iconoclastic wine producers. Josko Gravner, Movia's Ales Kristancic, and Guiseppe Quintarelli all unquestionably fit into the category of iconoclast; they make their wines their own ways and with little regard for what the wine world says they should do. Moreover, they make great wines--esoteric wines, certainly; cult wines, undoubtedly; but also undeniably great. Add to this august line of singular Italian winemakers Umbria's Paolo Bea, a fierce advocate for biodynamic, organic and natural wines and a leading member of Gruppo Vini Veri, or the True Wine Group in English.

The grape Bea is most devoted to is Montefalco's Sagrantino. Though Bea grows other grapes, it's the Sagrantino that gives the estate its cult status. Sagrantino, the most tannic grape in the universe, is a varietal of great power, complexity and suppleness. It's a grape that makes a sensuous, wily wine that while bursting with dark fruits also retains a seductive funkiness. Bea's Sagrantino is a wine that makes me think of one of those incredibly beautiful art-school hippie girls who smells faintly of roses and patchouli and whom you remember long after you've left college behind. Like that memory, this is a wine that only gets better as it grows older.

I'm delighted to debut the latest vintage of Bea's entry-level Sagrantino, Rosso del Veo 2009. If you're the kind of connoisseur who revels in wines that are wild, unusual, audacious and beautiful, you'll appreciate this Bea Sagrantino wine; it's a true wine for true wine-lovers. Along with this Bea debut, I'm delighted to bring you the essential spring and summer wine, Château Pradeaux 2014 Bandol Rosé. I can't imagine letting the first truly warm spring day pass without a solid rosé, and this is an ideal bottle. Finally, I'm happy to offer special pricing on five magnums of Grand Cru from Drouhin-Laroze. Burgheads won't want to miss this!

Enjoy!

 
Today's Featured Sections Include:

  

1. Spotlight on Excellence: Paolo Bea Rosso de Véo 2009 Debut
2. Only At IWM: 
The Perfect Spring Wine, Château Pradeaux 2014 Bandol Rosé
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Five Perfect 2009 Drouhin-Laroze Magnums!
4. Our Experts Suggest: 
Celebrating François Lamarche and Grand Échézeaux
5. Wine Events: March/April Wine Tastings
 
  
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Sergio Esposito
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Domaine Lamarche Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2012 750ml
Domaine Lamarche Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2012 750ml
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