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Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium
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16¾/20

Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenobium 2018

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, chamomile, Asian pear rides a gentle, slender palate, washed with salinity and finishing with a lingering elderflower. Open this in advance and let it stretch a bit; best not briskly chilled.Tasted: 05 July 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.00 private wine shops Producer: Monastero Suor E Cistercensi CO TrappisteDistributors: Sedimentary Wines
Blend: Trebbiano - Malvasia - VerdicchioCSPC: 382010