The Convent Vineyard is the most recent cru defined within the surface area of the vineyards planted in the town of Capestrano. This 4.5-hectare vineyard stretches over the higher part of the terrain where vines and vegetables were once cultivated by monks from the ancient Convent of St. Francis.
As the label reads, this wine is "spontaneously fermented" and "unfiltered." The first statement means that only natural or "wild" yeasts are used in the vinification of this wine. Unfiltered wines are not passed through a micron filter prior to bottling. Together, these processes result in a fuller, more terroir-driven wine with a delicious character all its own.
Lemon-gold in color, aromas of ripe lemons and tree fruits complement undertones of herbs and wildflowers. On the palate, crisp acidity and a full body lead to a pleasing finish where layers of complexity are gradually unveiled.
Pair this wine with fatty fish, lemon sauces, duck confit, and congri.