Fun Facts: Nun wine. The wines are grown and raised by the Roman Catholic Sisters of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, under the guidance of Giampiero Bea, son of one of Italy’s most prominent non-interventionist wine producers, Paulo Bea.
The Sisters, part of an order of monasteries of monks and nuns with origins tracing back to 1098, abide 30 miles north of Rome in the town of Vitiorchiano. Theirs is a self-sustaining community, producing not only wine but cheese, beer, spirits, and sweets to make their living while striving to improve viticulture and preserve their land.
Trebbiano, Malvasia, Verdicchio from Lazio’s volcanic soils were native fermented, and with one week of skin contact before a short rest and being bottled with minimal sulphur.