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Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento "Piluna" I.G.T. 2011 (Puglia, Italy)
Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento "Piluna" I.G.T. 2011 (Puglia, Italy)


 
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Winery: Castello Monaci
Varietal: Primitivo
Region: Salento, Puglia, Italy
Vintage: 2011
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: CASTELLOMONACIPILUNA11-W

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About this Wine:

"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.

Tasting Notes:
The 2010 Piluna has 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.


Ratings & Reviews

Robert Parker Wine Advocate:
"Castello Monaci’s 2011 Primitivo Piluna emerges from the glass with blackberries, tar, licorice and spices. It also reveals a bit more varietal delineation than the Negroamaro Maru. At $12.00 a bottle, it also happens to be a terrific value. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2014." -Antonio Galloni (Feb 2013)

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