Wine of the week: 2017 Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium Bianco
A blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Verdicchio, this fascinating wine comes to us from the order of ‘Cistercense della Stretta Osservanza’, about an hour north of Rome. The monastery opened in 1957, and now houses around eighty nuns who obey the Benedictine principle of ‘ora et labora’ (pray and work) – luckily for us, some of their work involves manually and organically tending to the vines on their land as well as making wine from the fruits of their labour. Under the guidance of the Bea family, the sisters ferment using only naturally occurring yeasts and follow organic wine-making practices. It’s a fascinating wine: buoyant and textural with cider-like qualities, a phenolic grip, and complex aromatics.
Lazio, Italy, $40
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