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Castello Monaci Red Blend Salice Salentino Liante 2010

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

There’s been a surge in popularity for wines from the southern parts of Italy recently and it’s easy to see why — lush and soft but robust and full-flavored these wines make an excellent stepping stone from California to Italy. The Monaci Salice is bright on the palate with tart cranberry flavors initially leading to the darker berry and spice flavors on the midpalate and finish. Terrific alternative to your favorite Cabernet or Shiraz — try it with anything grilled or roasted or with the winery’s preferred pairing: fire-roasted pizza.

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Winery: Castello Monaci
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: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/14/2013

There’s been a surge in popularity for wines from the southern parts of Italy recently and it’s easy to see why — lush and soft but robust and full-flavored these wines make an excellent stepping stone from California to Italy. The Monaci Salice is bright on the palate with tart cranberry flavors initially leading to the darker berry and spice flavors on the midpalate and finish. Terrific alternative to your favorite Cabernet or Shiraz — try it with anything grilled or roasted or with the winery’s preferred pairing: fire-roasted pizza.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

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



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