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Castello Monaci Primitivo Piluna 2021 750ml

SKU: N2153069 ISBN: 089744754318

On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, a firm structure, and small black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste_read more

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Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Apulia

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Salento

Variety: Primitivo

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$14.99
 

Broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, a firm structure, and small black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste.

“Piluna” translates into “pot of clay” or an ancient container used to store water or wine.
Terroir: This 100% Primitivo is grown from vineyards surrounding the ancient Castello Monaci estate. Soils are a blend of dry clay, volcanic gravel and limestone. Vines are forced deep in search of water, leading to low yields and rich, fragrant wines.

Vinification: Harvest is done by hand prior to dawn to preserve sugar levels and avoid the hot sunlight. The grapes are vinified in small stainless steel tanks prior to 6 months of aging in 75% stainless steel and 25% 2nd and 3rd use French oak. 300,000 bottles produced.

James Suckling 90 Points: A fruity and fresh red with chocolate, cherry and berry character. Some citrus undertones. Medium body, light tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now.