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2020 Coenobium Ruscum

Sisters of the Cistercian

2020 Coenobium Ruscum

Producer: Sisters of the Cistercian 

Vintage: 2020

Grape(s): Trebbiano (45%), Verdicchio (20%), Malvasia (35%)

Region: Lazio, Italy

ABV: 12%

apricot jam / zesty grapefruit / honeymoon bluff on gunflint trail

Sisters of the Cistercian order of Vitorchiano live and work at their monastery ninety minutes or so north of Rome in the Lazio Region. Here at this quiet religious outpost, eighty women of this religious order work vineyards and orchards and gardens simply and organically. Under the guidance of Giampiero Bea, they producer two wines as honest and sympathetic and gracious as they are. Working simply and almost without technology in a region rife with highly controlled, highly sulfured concoctions, these are wines of real character, unadorned expressions of
healthy grapes grown in a volcanic-soiled terroir. 
two weeks on skins
350 cases produced
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