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Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Monastero Suore Cistercensi 'Coenobium' Lazio Bianco 2019

$27.99

no added sulfur
organic

Country: Italy

Region: Lazio

Type: Orange Wine

Grape: Verdicchio/Trebbiano/Malvasia

The Cistercian order of nuns at Monastero Suore Cistercensi, in Lazio, planted their vineyard in 1963, but it wasn’t until the early 2000's that their wines began to attract more attention, largely due to their employment of the noted winemaking consultant, Giampiero Bea, son and successor to the celebrated Paolo Bea. The wines share Bea's rare combination of wildness and elegance. They are unique, fun and playful, while still showing off serious skill as well as the viticultural heritage of southern Italy.

Fruit is grown organically and naturally in volcanic soils and manually-harvested. This wine's particular intrigue comes from the volcanic soils that underlay the vineyards and the longer than usual contact that the fermenting juice has with the skins (this being a vinification technique encouraged by Bea). 

Lightly aromatic. At once savory, earthy, floral and dry, with brilliant acidity, this is a complex and lively wine on its own or with food. 

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