Monastero Suore Cistercensi 'Coenobium' 2021
The winemaking sisters of Monastero Suore Cistercensi have created this intriguing blend of Trebbiano, Verdicchio, and Malvasia grapes, with a guiding hand from natural wine making legend, Paolo Bea. It's seen a bit of air contact that has served to add complexity and stabilize this wine. So delish and even better on day 2 - truly a soul tonic!
Variety - Trebbiano, Verdicchio, Malvasia
Country - Italy
Region - Lazio
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml
Under the guidance of Umbria's natural wine making legendary Paolo Bea, the Sisters of the Cistercian order at the Vitorchiano monastery in Latium/Lazio region, about 70 kilometres northwest of Rome produce soulful and cerebral vini. They practice organic farming and produce wine as honest, sympathetic and gracious as they are. Coenobium ( the 'monastery') comes from the volcanic soils that underlay the vineyards. The extended contact that the fermenting juice has with the skins is a special vinification technique encouraged by Bea.