Pilùna Primitivo Salento IGT 2017

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
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Primitivo

Recent Press

  • Forbes Author: Aly Walansky
    Date: Monday, May 20, 2019
    Father's Day Gift Guide: Hearty Red Wines -- "Treat your dad to an amazing wine without breaking the bank this Father’s Day. The Piluna Primitivo Salento 2017 is a broad wine with ripe and black fruit aromas and notes of pepper and toasty vanilla. This Castello Monaci wine is high-quality at a low cost, making it a great edition to any Father’s Day dinner."

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