Maru Negroamaro Salento IGT 2007

Castello Monaci

The term "Maru" translates into dark or severe and correctly describes some of the characteristics of Puglia's native Negroamaro grape.

Terroir: The Castello Monaci Maru Negroamaro is sourced from estate vineyards surrounding the 16th century winery. This varietal is typically harvested in early September.

Vinification: The fruit is hand-harvested at dawn to preserve sugar levels and avoid the heat of the sun. Each parcel is vinified separately in small stainless steel tanks followed by blending and then 6 months aging in 75% stainless steel and 25% 2nd and 3rd use French oak. 80,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

The wine has intense dark berry and spicy aromas, round and ripe on the palate with an excellent structure.

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009

    2007 Negroamaro Maru is a pretty, fresh wine with floral aromatics and plenty of bright red fruit. Medium in body, the Maru possesses tons of balance in a highly pleasing, supremely drinkable style. Needless to say, it is a terrific value. I continue to be deeply impressed with the wines of Castello Monaci. These reds offer tons of varietal character, and the entry-level bottles are among the finest values in Italian wine today.

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