Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento IGT Piluna 2008

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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.

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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 Primitivo Salento IGT Piluna

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Snooth User: karhuniska
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3.00 5
08/02/2013

Good


Snooth User: snus
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2.50 5
02/27/2011

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento IGT Piluna

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

Castello Monaci "Piluna" Primitivo Salento IGT 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A very precise mineral quality that recalls slate roof and granite defines this wine and delivers a linear and drying experience overall. The wine has charm and elegance with lingering spice notes on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2007 Primitivo Pilugrave;na flows from the glass with waves of dark red fruit. This generous, ripe wine should continue to drink well for at least another year or two. It is another incredibly delicious value-priced red from Castello Monaci. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2011.


External Review
09/23/2011

"The 2008 Primitivo Piluna comes across as a bit light in this vintage. The style is somewhat fleeting


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2006 Primitivo Piluna is a wine of uncommon beauty. 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 havenrsquo;t discovered Primitivo owe it to themselves to do so. This is a great starting point. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2011.



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.

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