Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo
- Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo
- 2020 Vintage
- 14% ABV
- 87 pts Wine Enthusiast
A warm spice tone reminiscent of Chinese five-spice powder is ensconced in the ripe cherry and blackberry tones of this wine. It's smooth and silky on the palate, with creamy berry flavors that are lifted by zesty acidity. Well-mannered tannins support it all, giving this a vibe that will appeal to many.
Piluna is a wine of vibrant character with ancient origins in the Salento region its name comes from a word in Salentino dialect that refers to ancient tufa pots used to store wine and oil. Piluna gets its body from the clayey-tuffaceous soils of its vineyards. An intense wine, it offers notes of plum, cherry and amarena cherry jam combined with hints of pepper, vanilla and liquorice, giving it a balanced and distinct flavor.