Paolo Bea 2015 'Arboreus' Trebbiano, Umbria Bianco IGT

Paolo Bea 2015 'Arboreus' Trebbiano, Umbria Bianco IGT

Item Number: 17705

UPC: 0-811644011273

Country: Italy
Region: Umbria
Sub Region: Umbria
Appellation/AVA: Umbria IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): Trebbiano Spoletino
Type: Wine - Orange
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone-clay and gravel
Elevation: 650-700 feet
Case Production: 250

Winemaking Notes: Arboreus is made from a Trebbiano clone known as Trebbiano Spoletino which is trained so that the fruit hangs high above the ground. The vineyards are planted in the low hills between Trevi and Montefalco. The sites face east and southwest, and the vines are over 130 years old on pre-phylloxera rootstock. Yields are meticulously controlled through winter pruning and debudding. Harvest generally occurs during the first two weeks of October. After crushing and destemming, the wine ferments spontaneously in stainless steel tanks, followed by spontaneous malolactic fermentation. It spends 22 days on its skins. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks for at least two years prior to bottling. As always, the wine is unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: One of the early success stories in the modern-day revival of skin contact white wines, Arboreus' palate is chiseled, markedly tannic (though well-balanced), and driven by resonant acidity, with marzipan and apricot notes echoing strongly.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (11/29/2022)

    The 2015 Bianco Arboreus bursts from the glass with a rich and nearly tropical mix of green melon, papaya and sweet mint. It coasts along the palate with glycerol-like textures that are perfectly balanced by saline-mineral tones, as ripe orchard fruits and sweet spices cascade across its juicy acid core. It finishes a bit shorter than anticipated, yet leaves a lasting impression, as the cheeks pucker with tension, and a lemony concentration slowly tapers off. The 2015 Arboreus is the product of a warm vintage, which you feel in its sapidity. It spent 22 days macerating on the skins.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (5/4/2023)

    Made with Trebbiano Spoletino, the Paolo Bea 2015 Arboreus sees 22 days of skin maceration and 95 days on the fine lees. Structure is underlined in this vintage that saw very sunny and warm conditions throughout the growing season. There is tannic bite to the wine, but the tannins feel firmly polished instead of feeling dusty, like you sometimes get with skin-macerated whites. To the palate, this full-bodied white is generously textured and creamy with honey, saffron and apricot. The Arboreus vineyard is located eight kilometers from the winery.