Cistercensi Lazio Bianco "Ruscum" 2019

From the Monastery of the Sisters of the Cistercian order in Vitorchiano, ninety minutes or so north of Rome in the Lazio district. Here at this quiet religious outpost eighty women of this religious order work vineyards and orchards and gardens organically. Under the guidance of Giampero Bea, they produce two wines as honest and sympathetic and gracious as they are. Blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia, Verdicchio and Grechetto- the juice is left to ferment on the skins for a period of two weeks or more, extracting all of the flavors, colors and textures of its fruit. The result is a wine of often deep golden color and penetrating minerality with hints of herbs, particularly anise, and wild flowers. There are approximately 4000 bottles produced annually of this cuvee, the overwhelming majority of which comes to the USA.