Piluna is a primitive wine produced at the Castello Monaci winery. It is produced with Primitivo grapes harvested from vineyards cultivated with Apulian sapling and Guyot on deep and dry clay soils with the presence of tuffaceous limestone, in the Salice Salentino area in the province of Lecce. Harvesting is done by hand only from dawn to nine in the morning, when the temperature is cooler.
The vinification is carried out at a controlled temperature with about two weeks of maceration and frequent pumping over. Once the malolactic fermentation has taken place, one part ages for 6 months in French barriques and with different toasting, while the rest remains in steel.
Piluna is a wine characterized by a dark purple red color. It has a wide scent of ripe grapes, with hints of pepper and vanilla and flavors of Mediterranean scrub. On the palate it expresses a robust, concentrated, soft but firm taste with a graceful bottom of jam of small black fruits and long-lasting liquorice. To be served at a temperature of 16 ° C.
Piluna is one of the best wines that can be found in Italy for value for money. A wine without too many frills, but perfect for those who still want to feel the true character of the Primitivo del Salento.