Anthony Gismondi on Wine

Coenobium 2016

Lazio, ItalyThis is not your typical Italian white wine. Unless, that is, you usually take of natural wine made by nuns. In the case of Coenobium, it's grown and raised by the Roman Catholic Sisters of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, under the guidance of Giampiero Bea, son of one of Italy's most prominent non-interventionist wine producers, Paulo Bea. Trebbiano, malvasia, verdicchio from Lazio's volcanic soils was native fermented and with one week of skin contact before a short rest and being bottled unfined and unfiltered (and with minimal sulphur at bottling). Almond blossom, subtle asian pear, chamomile, kernels on a rainwater palate. There's a gentle white/orange fruit sweetness and a nip of salty grip around the edges, giving this a lovely slender form. Fresh, drinkable, detailed, interesting; these nuns have it going on.Tasted: 12 March 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$25.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Monastero Suor E Cistercensi CO TrappisteDistributors: Sedimentary Wines
Blend: Trebbiano - Malvasia - VerdicchioCSPC: 382010