Monastero Suore Cistercensi 'Coenobium Ruscum' 2021
ORANGE : A blend of the same grapes as the Coenobium, but in this instance, the juice is left to ferment on the lees for a period of two weeks or more, extracting all of the flavors, colors and textures of its fruit. The result is a wine of often deep golden color and penetrating minerality with hints of herbs, particularly anise, and wild flowers. There are approximately 4,000 bottles produced annually of this cuvée, with a micro amount coming to Oz!
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.