Castello Monaci Red Blend Salice Salentino Liante 2008

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

The 2008 Salice Salentino Liante is a 80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera blend partially aged in oak. This sleek, harmonious red floats across the palate with silky fruit, sweet herbs and spices. Year in year out the Liante is a great value, as it is again in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2012.

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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

External Reviews for Castello Monaci Red Blend Salice Salentino Liante

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

The 2008 Salice Salentino Liante is a 80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera blend partially aged in oak. This sleek, harmonious red floats across the palate with silky fruit, sweet herbs and spices. Year in year out the Liante is a great value, as it is again in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2012.


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

Therersquo;s enough fresh blackberry and plum fruit to carry a hint of bitter almond on the minerally finish. Drink now.


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

The estatersquo;s 2006 Salice Salentino Liante (80% Negroamaro, 20% Malvasia) is another beauty. Made in a very sweet, ripe style, it offers notes of plums, prunes, leather, tar, smoke and earthiness. It should continue to drink well over the next several years. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This Salice Salentino hits a nice balance between mineral nuances and fruit tones, making for a very food-friendly combination. The wine has a smooth texture with flavors of spice, tea and currant berry.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Thereandrsquo;s enough fresh blackberry and plum fruit to carry a hint of bitter almond on the minerally finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2008 Salice Salentino Liante is a 80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera blend partially aged in oak. This sleek, harmonious red floats across the palate with silky fruit, sweet herbs and spices. Year in year out the Liante is a great value, as it is again in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010andndash;2012.



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