Wine Castello Monaci, "Piluna" Primitivo, Salento IGT, 2016
Reviews of purchase Castello Monaci, "Piluna" Primitivo, Salento IGT, 2016
The wine is dark crimson red color.
The taste of wine is soft, dry, concentrated, with a silky texture, expressive berry motifs, delicate tannins and a long, slightly spicy finish.
Multi-layered and complex aroma of the wine reveals notes of red fruits, cherries, giving place to the lighter shades of Mediterranean herbs, pepper and vanilla.
The wine will be excellent addition to the dishes, grilled, roasted or stewed meat, aged cheeses, beef, steak and barbecue.
"Piluna" - it is soft and very aromatic wine, created exclusively from local grapes Primitivo, which in recent years has gained a lot of popularity, both in Italy and abroad. Obtained from it fresh, fruity wines are characterized by a high content of sugar, smooth texture and complex aroma with notes of spices and berries. The most famous areas are growing Primitivo in Apulia - a DOC Primitivo di Manduria area and IGT Primitivo di Puglia area.
Grapes for wine "Piluna" grown in the vineyards surrounding an ancient palace in the estate of Castello Monachil. Soil is a mixture of dry clay, limestone and volcanic gravel. The vines have to delve back into the ground in search of water, which leads to low yields and the maturation of fragrant berries with concentrated fruit flavors. Harvested by hand, at dawn, before nine o'clock in the morning until the temperature of the air in Puglia has not yet risen and the air blows cool. Maceration takes place under strictly controlled temperature conditions for two weeks. Part of the wine is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels, the rest is stored in stainless steel tanks. Optimal shelf life of wines in a horizontal position in a cool, dark place 4-5 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 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.