A blend of Trebbiano (45%), Malvasia (35%), Verdicchio (20%) sourced from 5 ha of gently sloping parcels surrounding the commune of Vitorchiano. Following total destemming, wine co-ferments spontaneously in stainless-steel and fiberglass tanks followed by 12 months in stainless-steel and fiberglass tanks. Certified Organic
The 2017 Coenobium caused quite a stir, as it ended up in true non-interventionist fashion taking on a sparkle in the bottle! While many drinkers enjoyed this accidental trait, and while the wine was indeed delicious, Coenobium is intended to be a still wine, and the incoming 2018 is assuredly lacking in bubbles. The wine is a blend of Trebbiano, Verdicchio, and Malvasia, harvested together and co-fermented without added yeasts or temperature stabilization. It is aged on its fine lees in steel and fiberglass tanks, and bottled just before the next harvest without fining or filtering. The 2018 growing season here was warm and solar, and this vintage of Coenobium displays notable breadth yet it is muscular and chiseled rather than corpulent. Furthermore, the 2018 spotlights Vitorchiano's volcanic soils in a more direct manner than usual, with a somber smoke-iron interplay underpinning the classic Coenobium notes of green apple, fennel frond, and honey.