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Castello Monaci - Artas Primitivo Salento IGT 2016

Overview

Terroir: The Castello Monaci Artas Primitivo is sourced from vineyards surrounding the ancient Castello Monaci estate. The dry, limestone-based soils combine with alberello-trained vines and the hot arid climate to produce remarkably low yields and extraordinarily rich wines.

Vinification: Harvest is done at night to avoid exposing the picked grapes to the intense heat of the southern sun. The grapes are macerated at cold temperature for 15+ days with frequent pumping over of the must to encourage rich extraction of flavor and color. Following fermentation the wine is aged for 6 months in French oak and other 6 months in casks followed by an additional 6 months in bottle prior to release. 9,500 bottles produced.

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The 2016 Castello Monaci Artas is explosively rich and layered with ripe, sun-drenched berry fruit, black pepper spice and smoky oak.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Puglia
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  • Sustainability: Certified Sustainable, DNV-GL
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
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  • Alcohol: 16.5%
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  • Avg Production: 9,500 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 6/750, 3/1.5
  • Varietals: 100% Primitivo

Recent News edit

Wine Enthusiast

Author: Alexander Peartree

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

"Brandied cherries and blackberries are at the fore of this wine, with plenty of peppery spice chiming in. This is full in feel, with firm tannins and a hot finish."