importer Neil Rosenthal--
Fate can have lovely consequences. Our fortuitous encounter with the Bea family of Umbria of course led to the unearthing of one of the great domaines of Italy.
But, we have been additionally blessed as we marched together with Giampiero Bea as he made the acquaintance of the Sisters of the Cistercian order living and working at their monastery 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 Bea, they produce two wines as honest and sympathetic and gracious as they are.
* Size: 750
* Vintage: 2018
* Producer: Vitorchiano
* Region: Lazio
* Subregion: Viterbo
* Variety: 45% Trebbiano 35% Malvasia 20% Verdicchio
* Farming: Natural
* The labels organic, biodynamic, sustainable,
natural and traditional that are listed here, are based
on our best understanding of the producers' farming practices
and do not represent or claim to be a certification of any kind.