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Castello Monaci Negroamaro Salento Maru

Castello Monaci
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionPuglia
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionSalento
Drinking Window
GrapesNegroamaro
Wine Description:
Castello Monaci Negroamaro Salento Maru is a premium red wine produced by Castello Monaci, a renowned winery located in the Salento region of Italy. The wine is made from the Negroamaro grape variety, which is grown in the vineyards surrounding the castle. The vineyards are characterized by their rocky soil and proximity to the sea, which gives the wine a unique flavor profile. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is full-bodied and rich, with notes of dark fruit, spice, and a hint of vanilla. It is a perfect accompaniment to hearty meat dishes and aged cheeses. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich, intense bouquet of ripe fruit, spice, and herbs
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Cons:
  • Alcohol content is slightly higher than average

User Rating:

3.7
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.5

Wine Expert Note:

This Castello Monaci Negroamaro Salento Maru has a ruby-red color with intense notes of dark red fruits, cherries, and plums. On the palate, it has an intense and full-bodied flavor, with soft tannins and a pleasant finish. Aromas of blackberry, licorice, and spicy notes of cloves and pepper add complexity to the taste. Enjoy it with grilled meats, aged cheeses, and hearty pasta dishes. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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