Wine Castello Monaci, "Artas" Primitivo, Salento IGT, 2015
Reviews of purchase Castello Monaci, "Artas" Primitivo, Salento IGT, 2015
Wine bright ruby-red color.
Deep and enveloping taste different wines and soft warm tones of red fruits and sweet tannins.
In a complex aroma of the wine is dominated by notes of wild berries, sweet shades that surround balsamic herbs, walnuts and roasted coffee beans.
The wine goes well with game and grilled red meat, it is recommended to submit to the goat cheese.
On the sunny vineyards located around the Castello Monachchi, crop harvested in the first week of September. The berries are harvested by hand and always early in the morning, under the rays of the rising sun. Season characterized by frequent rains in July, a good, warm weather in August, which has a positive effect on the quality of grapes. Wine "Arthas" made from crop with old vines, whose age is 50 years. The vineyards are located on a rather poor soils of different origin having a reddish color due to the content of iron ore. Productivity is very low, about 40-50 quintals per hectare. Before becoming a superb wine "Arthas", Negroamaro and Primitivo berries undergo a long process of treatment. Maceration with frequent pumping of the must lasts 15 days. This is followed by fermentation at a temperature of 24-26 ° C, and malolactic fermentation. Then the wine is bottled in small oak barrels and kept in a dark cool place for about a year.
Possession Castello Monachil are located in the region of Puglia, Salento. Wines Castello Monachil, generated from a unique, local, traditional Southern Italian grape varieties Primitivo, Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera, no doubt, are the standard of the area. In possession of Castello Monichche includes summer palace of the XVI century, when something is in the possession of the monks, carefully maintaining a long tradition of winemaking, basements, more than 350 hectares of vineyards, additional acreage for experimental plantings of white grapes near Brindisi on the Adriatic coast.
Region Puglia - the most sunny in Italy, and only the nearby Mediterranean Sea provides constant cooling for offshore wind. This unique climate makes it possible to grow grapes, characterized by sophistication and balanced fruitiness. Currently, the ownership of the Castello Monachil belongs Technical Director Andrea Leonardi, who oversees the winemaking process.