Neal Rosenthal's fortuitous relationship with the Bea family of Umbria — one of the great domaines of Italy — led them to the Sisters of the Cistercian order living and working at their monastery in the Lazio district. Here at this quiet religious outpost eighty women of this religious order work the vineyards organically. Under the guidance of Bea, they produce wines as honest and sympathetic and gracious as they are.
A blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia, Verdicchio and Grechetto. The juice is left to ferment on the lees 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 cuvée.