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Castello Monaci Verdeca Salento Petraluce

Castello Monaci
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750 mL
Wine Type
White Still Wine
RegionPuglia
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionSalento
Drinking Window
GrapesVerdeca
Wine Description:
Castello Monaci Verdeca Salento Petraluce is a delightful white wine with the best of the Salento region in Italy. Produced by Castello Monaci, this wine is made from the indigenous Verdeca grape variety, which thrives in the vineyards of Salento. The vineyard features a combination of clay and limestone soils, providing the perfect terroir for the grapes to develop their unique flavors. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes and gentle pressing to preserve their freshness. The result is a crisp and vibrant wine with notes of citrus, green apple, and a hint of floral aromas. With its refreshing style, Castello Monaci Verdeca Salento Petraluce is a perfect choice for those seeking a high-quality white wine from the Salento region. Read more
Pros:
  • Intense and vibrant aromas of citrus fruits and white flowers
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Cons:
  • May lack complexity compared to other white wines
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User Rating:

3.7
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

Castello Monaci Verdeca Salento Petraluce is an exquisite wine with the unique characteristics of the Verdeca grape variety from the Salento region in Italy. This wine offers a delightful combination of freshness and complexity. On the nose, you can expect vibrant aromas of citrus fruits, such as lemon and grapefruit, along with hints of tropical fruits like pineapple and passionfruit. These fruity notes are complemented by delicate floral undertones, adding an elegant touch to the bouquet. The palate of Castello Monaci Verdeca Salento Petraluce is crisp and refreshing, with a lively acidity that brings out the vibrant fruit flavors. The citrus notes continue to shine through, accompanied by a subtle minerality that adds depth and complexity to the wine. There is also a pleasant herbal character, reminiscent of fresh herbs like basil and thyme. The wine has a medium body and a well-balanced structure, with a smooth and lingering finish. It is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or paired with a variety of dishes. It would be a great match for seafood, grilled vegetables, or light 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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