Coenobium "Benedic" Lazio Rosso
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Coenobium "Benedic" Lazio Rosso - 2022

Item # 10443 750mL

A charming blend of equal parts Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo called “Benedic.” Despite a two-week maceration, “Benedic” is typically a beautifully pale, translucent wine. Aromas of red licorice, dried leaves, and fresh pipe tobacco with delicate earthy red fruit flavors. A softly floral edge with subtle tannins. The sisters make a miniscule amount of red wine, grab a bottle while you can.

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  • Limited Production: Only 2 bottle(s) per customer
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Staff Pick Notes

Thirty miles north of Rome, some of the most exciting & honest wines in all of Italy are created by the Sisters of the Cistercian Order of Strict Observance, also known as "Trappists". With origins in Latium dating to 1098, they sure have a deep knowledge of this land, and with guidance from Giampiero Bea, son of the legendary Paolo Bea, they have channeled this wisdom into wine. Bea is the first to say that he is merely a consultant here, while the sisters do all the hard work. Sangiovese & Ciliegiolo are planted on volcanic soil, farmed organically, hand harvested (no machines here), and bottled with minimal sulfites. The result is a natural wine full of nuances that quietly reveal themselves. The nuns capture the essence of the land masterfully, with sandalwood, floral tones, delicate fruits, and a balsamic edge all present.


About the Producer

Monastero Suore Cisterci (Monastic Order of Cistercian Nuns) Vitorchiano, Latium, Italy The Catholic Church was historically integral to establishing quality viticulture and vinification throughout Europe. The primary monastic orders who most famously dedicated themselves to such tasks, the Benedictines and its subsect, the Cistercians, set up the vineyard boundaries and regions throughout most...

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Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent complement to Cabernet Sauvignon in red Italian blends; this grape duo forms the basis of many of the...

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