Castello Monaci Primitivo Piluna 2006

Primitivo from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $14.79
Item No. 96604
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Pilùna means "pot made of clay" in Greek, and it's an homage to the traditional container in which the farmers would store water. The clay is a symbol for a land that breathes.

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.

"The 2006 Primitivo Piluna is a wine of uncommon harmony. This vibrant, pure red shimmers on the palate with layers of dark cherries, sweet herbs, licorice and tobacco. It offers outstanding length and terrific balance. Readers who haven't discovered Primitivo owe it to themselves to do so. This is a great starting point. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011."
-Wine Advocate

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(9/26/2010)
This was my first primitivo and I thought it was very interesting and fun.
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Learn About Castello Monaci Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Primitivo

Primitivo(pree-meh-TEE-voh) Kin of Zin Recent DNA testing has shown Primitivo to possess the exact same genetic make up as the popular California grape, Zinfandel. Oddly enough, both varieties origins are tracked back to Croatia. And while the grapes may be identical in theory, the wines they produce have distinct differences. Notable Facts ...

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