Ruscum, 2019, Lazio
Monastero Suore Cistercensi
Grape(s): Trebbiano, Verdicchio, Malvasia
Fermentation: Native, Skin
Region, Country: Lazio, Italy
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Giampiero Bea, and the Roman Catholic Sisters of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance
From the same vineyards and the same harvest as Coenobium, but its juice spends in excess of two weeks in contact with the skins. If Coenobium is a wine of autumn, then Ruscum is its winter sibling—always richer and more substantial. Notes of apricot jam, white pepper, grapefruit rind, and gunflint frame a concentrated, almost oily-textured palate, and a zesty acidity contributes to the wine’s overarching sense of approachability. Approximately 350 cases per year.