Castello Monaci Maru Salento IGT Negroamaro 2011

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Summary The term "Maru" translates into dark or severe and correctly describes some of the characteristics of Puglia's native Negroamaro grape. Terroir: The Castello Monaci Maru Negroamaro is sourced from estate vineyards surrounding the 16th century winery. This varietal is typically harvested in early September. Vinification: The fruit is hand-harvested at dawn to preserve sugar levels and avoid the heat of the sun. Each parcel is vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks followed by blending and then 6 months aging in 75% stainless steel and 25% 2nd and 3rd use French oak. 80,000 bottles produced.

Region: Italy » Puglia » Salento Igt

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Winery: Castello Monaci
Color: Red
Varietal: Negroamaro
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Castello Monaci:
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 subte... Read more
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. Read less

Member Reviews for Castello Monaci Maru Salento IGT Negroamaro

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Snooth User: lingprof
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Vintage: 2007 11/14/2009

Maybe not as amazing as the Masseria, but I still like it a lot. would be a great, not too overpowering food wine for a less powerful dish. nice dark plums and balanced acidity.


External Reviews for Castello Monaci Maru Salento IGT Negroamaro

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 04/12/2011

89 PointsRobert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocatepublication date: Feb 1 2008The Negroamaro Maru isn't quite as generous as the Piluna but it does reveal an exotic expression of dried figs, plums, c


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 10/15/2009

89 Points Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate publication date: Feb 1 2008 "The Negroamaro Maru isn't quite as generous as the Piluna but it does reveal an exotic expression of dried figs, plums, cherries, spices, herbs and tobacco. It is an absolutely delicious wine to drink now and over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011."


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Vintage: 2006 01/04/2012

This is a well-crafted, elegant wine with pretty mineral tones that frame a core of black cherry and spice. The wine offers the precise qualities mdash; structure, good freshness and clean fruit aromas mdash; that promises a successful pairing with most Mediterranean foods.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/04/2012

The 2006 Negroamaro Maru isnrsquo;t quite as generous as the Piluna but it does reveal an exotic expression of dried figs, plums, cherries, spices, herbs and tobacco. It is an absolutely delicious wine to drink now and over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2011.



Summary The term "Maru" translates into dark or severe and correctly describes some of the characteristics of Puglia's native Negroamaro grape. Terroir: The Castello Monaci Maru Negroamaro is sourced from estate vineyards surrounding the 16th century winery. This varietal is typically harvested in early September. Vinification: The fruit is hand-harvested at dawn to preserve sugar levels and avoid the heat of the sun. Each parcel is vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks followed by blending and then 6 months aging in 75% stainless steel and 25% 2nd and 3rd use French oak. 80,000 bottles produced.

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