Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento IGT Piluna 2010

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The 2010 Piluna 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

External Reviews for Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento IGT Piluna

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

A fresh, medium-bodied red, with jammy plum and berry compote notes picking up a pleasant herbaceous edge on the minerally finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported. -NW The 2010 Piluna 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. - Winery


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/30/2013

This bold effort opens with notes of jammy blackberry and prune. It is soft and slightly sweet, with flavors of of plush fruit and cinnamon.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/30/2013

A fresh, medium-bodied red, with jammy plum and berry compote notes picking up a pleasant herbaceous edge on the minerally finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/26/2013

A fresh, medium-bodied red, with jammy plum and berry compote notes picking up a pleasant herbaceous edge on the minerally finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported. -NW The 2010 Piluna 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. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **



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The 2010 Piluna 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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