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Castello Monaci Salice Salentino Liante 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

deep ruby-red colour; intense and complex bouquet with hints of wild cherry conserve, dried plums, chocolate and vanilla; powerful, warm and balanced flavour with an elegant aftertaste of very ripe fruit and spices, with a pleasant balsamic finish and slightly bitter aftertaste of green almonds.

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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 Salice Salentino Liante

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

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. Food pairing: red meats, pasta Flavor type: traditional Body type: medium-full Finish: rich


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/01/2013

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Bright, brambly berry and forest floor notes open this bouquet of this 80-20 Nergroamaro and Malvasia Nera blend. Touches of cherry and sun-ripened prune also make an appearance, especially on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/27/2014

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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deep ruby-red colour; intense and complex bouquet with hints of wild cherry conserve, dried plums, chocolate and vanilla; powerful, warm and balanced flavour with an elegant aftertaste of very ripe fruit and spices, with a pleasant balsamic finish and slightly bitter aftertaste of green almonds.

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