Monastero Suore Cisterscensi 'Coenobium' 2019
At this monastery in Vitorchiano, Italy, the Sisters of the Cistercian Order tend five hectares of vineyards to make two white wine blends, Coenobium and Ruscom, as well as a red wine blend called Benedic.
Coennobium is a blend of 45% Trebbiano, 35% Malavasia and 20% Verdicchio. Their vineyards planted to volcanic soils, have been organically farmed since 1993. This volcanic soil and extended skin contact during fermentation lends itself to wine that is redolent of dried orchard fruits, flowers and almonds.