Paolo Bea Arboreus
Weighty, lush, and utterly delicious, the ’11 Arboreus Umbria Bianco bursts from the glass with a shower of ripe figs, juicy stone fruits, and crisp orchard fruits, all framed by dried flower petals, licorice, crushed river rocks, underbrush, and a touch of warm earth. A white that drinks like a red, Arboreus Bianco is silky yet ethereal, energized by its lively acidity and its volcanic mineral core. A fantastic complement to a wide range of foods from white meats to hearty seafood to pungent cheeses, Bea’s Arboreus Bianco gets its name from old pre-phylloxera vine Trebbiano Spoletino rootstock whose vines are trained into tree-like shapes. The wine’s intense flavor comes from its grapes’ fermenting on the skins for about four weeks and the wine aging in stainless steel, sitting on its lees, for more than two years before bottling.
Breakdown of Varieties: Trebbiano Spoletino