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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Castello Monaci Primitivo Piluna 2010
Castello Monaci Primitivo Piluna 2010
(search item no. 113399)

PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark crimson-red in color, with a full bouquet of ripe red fruits and cherry conserve. Aromas also include notes of pepper and vanilla, with hints of Mediterranean scrub. This wine has a robust, concentrated, soft but very firm flavor with an elegant, lingering aftertaste of small black fruits conserve and liquorice.
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About Castello Monaci:

Castello Monaci has a big “M,” as a symbol. It is a new brand which stands for the union of the work of man with that of the sun. More than the sum of two parts, Castello Monaci is a unique, new whole. Not far from the town and the sea, on the road from Lecce to Taranto, at the gates of Salice Salentino surrounded by centuries-old vegetation, are located 150 hectares: the vineyards of Castello Monaci. It is a place where modernity and tradition meet.

The choice of grape varieties is a combination of local viticultural tradition–indigenous Negroamaro, Primitivo and Malvasia Nera–with scientific vineyard management through a careful selection of clones and root stocks. The tufa (‘rocks’) of local soils contribute structure to the wine, aid in drainage for the vines, and reflect the light, helping the sun’s work for the vines. Dug out of subterranean rock, the geometric-shaped cellar houses 1,000 barriques and modern temperature-controlled systems that allow small parcels of grapes to be vinified separately.