The term “Maru” translates into dark or severe and correctly describes some of the characteristics of Puglia’s native Negroamaro grape.
Terroir: The Castello Monaci Maru Negroamaro is sourced from estate vineyards surrounding the 16th century winery. This varietal is typically harvested in early September.
Vinification: The fruit is hand-harvested at dawn to preserve sugar levels and avoid the heat of the sun. Each parcel is vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks followed by blending and then 6 months aging in 75% stainless steel and 25% 2nd and 3rd use French oak. 80,000 bottles produced.
Intense dark berry and spicy aromas, round and ripe on the palate with an excellent structure.
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
Score: 89 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
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