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Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Monastero Suore Cistercensi 'Ruscum' Lazio Bianco 2022


no added sulfur

Country: Italy

Region: Lazio

Type: Orange Wine

Grape: Trebbiano/Malvasia/Verdicchio/Grechetto 

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. The juice is left to ferment on the skins for 2+ weeks, extracting a deep golden color.

Given the time on the skins, the tannins are very well integrated and not drying. Richly textured with apricot, caramel and wild herb notes, and a lifted finish.