Wine Castello Monaci, "Maru" Negroamaro, Salento IGT, 2015
Reviews of purchase Castello Monaci, "Maru" Negroamaro, Salento IGT, 2015
Wine beautiful, rich, rigorous dark garnet color.
Mature, full, rounded taste of the wine shows rich shades of dark fruit, faceted light, delicate bitterness. The wine has good acidity and a long finish.
Deep and expressive aroma of the wine is filled with notes of cherries, ripe plums, spices, dried figs, tobacco and herbs that bring in a bouquet of light bitterness.
Wine matches perfectly with roasted and braised red meats, cheese, grilled fish and mutton.
Negroamaro grapes grown by the Greeks many centuries ago, not far from the Ionian Sea. Name of the variety comes from the word "black" (from the Latin "Negro" and the Greek "maru"). This is a very common variety in Puglia, in particular - in the provinces of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto, where traditionally blended with Negroamaro Malvasia Nera varieties and Montepulciano, being a part of the elegant red and rosé wines. Wine "Maru" is 100% Negroamaro grapes. Berries collected from vines growing Salice Salentino in the field on deep limestone and siliceous clay soils. Harvested in the early morning hours and immediately transported to the winery, and then press. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 10 days. After that, the malolactic fermentation. Part of the wine is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels, some - in steel tanks. Wine storage potential is 5-6 years.
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 Monachil 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.