Pilùna Primitivo Salento IGT 2016

Castello Monaci


“Piluna” translates into “pot of clay” or an ancient container used to store water or wine.

Terroir: This 100% Primitivo is grown from vineyards surrounding the ancient Castello Monaci estate. Soils are a blend of dry clay, volcanic gravel and limestone. Vines are forced deep in search of water, leading to low yields and rich, fragrant wines.

Vinification: Harvest is done by hand prior to dawn to preserve sugar levels and avoid the hot sunlight. The grapes are vinified in small stainless steel tanks prior to 6 months of aging in 75% stainless steel and 25% 2nd and 3rd use French oak. 300,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, a firm structure, and small black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Puglia
  • Sustainability: Certified Sustainable, DNV-GL
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Avg Production: 300,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Primitivo

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Friday, August 31, 2018
    "Tarry smoke and dried herb notes form a savory underpinning to the crushed black raspberry and currant fruit flavors in this lightly chewy, medium-bodied red. Drink now through 2020."

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