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Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento Pilùna

Castello Monaci
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionPuglia
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionSalento
Drinking Window
GrapesPrimitivo
Wine Description:
Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento Pilùna is a premium red wine produced by Castello Monaci, a renowned winery located in the Salento region of Italy. The wine is made from Primitivo grapes grown in the vineyards surrounding the castle, which benefit from the warm Mediterranean climate and the mineral-rich soil. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the grapes, followed by a long maceration and aging in oak barrels, resulting in a full-bodied and complex wine with intense aromas of black fruit, spices, and vanilla. The wine is characterized by its rich and velvety texture, balanced acidity, and long finish, making it a perfect pairing for grilled meats, hearty stews, and aged cheeses. Read more
Pros:
  • Deep ruby color with aromas of blackberry, plum and hints of dark chocolate
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Cons:
  • Higher alcohol content than some other wines of the same type
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User Rating:

3.8
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.5

Wine Expert Note:

This Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento Pilùna is an intense ruby-red wine with aromas of ripe red fruits, blackberry, and plum. On the palate, it has good structure and balance, with firm tannins and a long, spicy finish. The wine has a great complexity and depth of flavor, with notes of spice, tobacco, and sweet vanilla. An ideal match for red meats and 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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