Pilùna Primitivo Salento IGT 2015

Castello Monaci

"Piluna" translates into "pot of clay" or an ancient container used to store water or wine.

Terroir: This 100% Primitivo is grown from vineyards surrounding the ancient Castello Monaci estate. Soils are a blend of dry clay, volcanic gravel and limestone. Vines are forced deep in search of water, leading to low yields and rich, fragrant wines.

Vinification: Harvest is done by hand prior to dawn to preserve sugar levels and avoid the hot sunlight. The grapes are vinified in small stainless steel tanks prior to 6 months of aging in 75% stainless steel and 25% 2nd and 3rd use French oak. 300,000 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, a firm structure, and small black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Puglia
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  • Sustainability: Certified Sustainable, DNV-GL
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
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  • Alcohol: 14%
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  • Avg Production: 300,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Primitivo

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

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

    Here's a great value wine to pair with grilled meats and Italian sausage with onions and bell pepper. The 2015 Primitivo Pilna shows a modern and well etched bouquet with ripe fruit tones of blackberry and Morello cherry backed by spice, cinnamon and shadings of nutmeg or allspice. The oak influences have left their mark. On the palate, the wine offers soft tannins and a fruit-forward narrative. Soapy and floral notes of dried lavender add an unexpected touch.

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