Castello Monaci - Pilùna Primitivo Salento IGT 2019
"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 Spectator Rating: 88
Author: Alison Napjus
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
"Wild strawberry and dried marjoram notes are bright and fragrant in this round, light- to medium-bodied red. A zesty underpinning of aromatic ground spice lingers on the finish. Drink now. 33,300 cases made, 1,850 cases imported."