2018 Giampiero Bea Lapideus

Umbria, Italy

Racy and powerful skin-contact white wine made with Trebbiano.




About The Wine

Giampiero Bea is an icon of natural winemaking in Italy, often working with his brother Paolo to craft wines of power and elegance.

In this solo project, he makes an amber/orange wine from Trebbiano Spoletino grapes hand-picked from an organically-farmed vineyard outside the town of Pigge dei Trevi. The berries go through a whopping thirty-five days of skin contact during fermentation, with an extra 210 days of ageing on the lees. This is a big wine that belies its mere 12% alcohol, but still packs plenty of raciness and acid too.

Made naturally, there's only wild yeasts here, with no filtering, fining, and only minimal sulphites.

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The Bea family has roots in the town of Montefalco, Umbria that go back to the sixteenth century, which means they've had plenty of practice in making outstanding wines using traditional methods.

Paolo Bea is the figurehead of the Bea estate today, having learnt to grow vines and make wine from his father. He works with his sons Giampiero and Giuseppe, as well as his wife Marina, to sustainably care for eleven hectares of vineyards without the use of chemical pesticides or herbicides, in harmony with nature around him.

In the winery, winemaker Giampiero Bea also takes a traditional, natural approach, using plenty of skin contact and eschewing any additives except sometimes a dash of sulphur.

Winemaker Giampero Bea among his vines
Winemaker Giampero Bea among his vines
Photo credit: Alexander Gable.
Additional Info

From The Producer

Wine made with Trebbiano Spoletino grapes, from very old vines in the nearby Pigge di Trevi area, harvested by hand, then de-stemmed. Juice, pulp, and peel were placed to ferment and macerate for 35 days with the grape's own yeasts, cap plunging every day. No temperature control. After racking it remained on the lees for 210 days. Bottling took place without sterile filtration in September 2017. Contains 56 mg / L of total sulphites.

Blend : Trebbiano (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Giampero Bea
Winemaker and son of Paolo Bea

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