Maru Negroamaro Salento IGT 2008

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 2008 Castello Monaci Maru Negroamaro Salento has intense dark berry and spicy aromas, round and ripe on the palate with an excellent structure.

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