Cerrete may very well be Paolo Bea’s Grand Cru.
The choice, high elevation site renders Sagrantino with a wild intensity, complexity and gorgeous lift. Neil Rosenthal writes that it “is perhaps the greatest combination of height and exposition in the appellation.”
Bea's Cerrete first debuted in 2007, and it quickly became clear this was a special wine. In it's second vintage, the Cerrete continues to dazzle. The 2009 is deep and saturated, while remaining remarkably agile and energetic. The combination of power, elegance and nuance is thrilling.
Compared to Bea’s Pagliaro, the Cerrete is more explosively complex and lighter on its feet. The wine flaunts a mind-bending spectrum of lush dark fruits, spices, dried florals and soil tones, delivered with effortless finesse and clarity. There’s plenty of structure and density, but not at the expense of harmony and grace.
Bea's style is wild and untamed, and yet, incredibly refined. In the 2009 Cerrete, this tension between savage rusticity and regal beauty is on full display.
The Cerrete is a stunning testament to Bea's magic touch with Sagrantino. It is one of the most captivating and singular expressions of the grape that we've come across. For fans of Bea, this is not to be slept on. Please give us your ideal order and we'll do our best.
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