Artas Primitivo Salento IGT 2013

Castello Monaci

Terroir: The Castello Monaci Artas Primitivo is sourced from vineyards surrounding the ancient Castello Monaci estate. The dry, limestone-based soils combine with alberello-trained vines and the hot arid climate to produce remarkably low yields and extraordinarily rich wines.

Vinification: Harvest is done at night to avoid exposing the picked grapes to the intense heat of the southern sun. The grapes are macerated at cold temperature for 15+ days with frequent pumping over of the must to encourage rich extraction of flavor and color. Following fermentation the wine is aged for 6 months in French oak and other 6 months in casks followed by an additional 6 months in bottle prior to release. 9,500 bottles produced.

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Additional Information

The 2013 Castello Monaci Artas is explosively rich and layered with ripe, sun-drenched berry fruit, black pepper spice and smoky oak.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Puglia
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  • Sustainability: Certified Sustainable, DNV-GL
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
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  • Alcohol: 16.5%
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  • Avg Production: 9,500 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Primitivo

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

    The 2013 Primitivo Artas opens to a dark garnet color and thick concentration. The wine presents a mildly sweet bouquet with a generous supply of ripe fruit, dried cherry and blackberry preserves. Artas is chewy and rich in terms of texture with lingering tones of tobacco and jammy fruit on the close. In true Primitivo style, the finish is sticky and sweet. Heads up on the alcohol: the wine's technical sheets put it at a whopping 16.5%.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, July 1, 2016

    Harmonious, plush; cherry, dried marjoram, tea rose, orange peel, mineral.

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