Castello Monaci - Pilùna Primitivo Salento IGT 2018
"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 Details editBroad, 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.
- Appellation: Puglia
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- Sustainability: Certified Sustainable, DNV-GL
- Soil: Clay, Limestone
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- Alcohol: 14%
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- Avg Production: 300,000 bottles
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Primitivo
Recent News edit
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 87
Author: Alexander Peartree
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
"A warm spice tone reminiscent of Chinese five-spice powder is ensconced in the ripe cherry and blackberry tones of this wine. It's smooth and silken on the palate, with creamy berry flavors that are lifted by zesty acidity. Well-mannered tannins support it all, giving this a vibe that will appeal to many."