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Castello Monaci Primitivo Piluna 2008

Castello Monaci Primitivo Piluna 2008

Primitivo from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $15.99 $12.99
Save $3.00 (19%)
Item No. 104079
  • RP87
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

"Piluna" translates into "pot of clay" or an ancient container used to store water or wine. This 100% Primitivo is grown from vineyards surrounding the ancient Castello Monaci estate in Puglia. The wine 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.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Primitivo Piluna comes across as a bit light in this vintage. The style is somewhat fleeting, although the plums, tobacco and perfumed spices are quite attractive. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012."
87 Points

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eCo - Spring, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/6/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This was a very nice, full bodied, well-balanced, smooth red that was fabulous with my dry-aged ribeye. Flavors were as described plus some cherry, esp in the long finish. Good value. 90 pts.
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