The white wine cellar near the Castle, built by Memmo’s family in the 1970s, has new cooling systems for pressing with thermo-conditioned steel tanks.
By selecting the grapes and using meticulous  winemaking techniques, Leonardo Sergio, the oenologist at the wine cellar, can ensure the quality of Castello Monaci wines.
The white wine cellar near the Castle, built by Memmo’s family in the 1970s, has new cooling systems for pressing with thermo-conditioned steel tanks.
By selecting the grapes and using meticulous  winemaking techniques, Leonardo Sergio, the oenologist at the wine cellar, can ensure the quality of Castello Monaci wines.

The Barrel Cellar
The area dedicated to aging wines is a very spectacular barrel cellar dug out of the hard rock that houses 1,000 barriques and 18 French oak barrels.

Territory
Under the blazing sun that invades the land with its heat, while our eyes wander among centuries-old olive trees and vineyards caressed by the wind mitigated by two seas, Castello Monaci stands out in the heart of Salice Salentino.
The Castle and the Wine Cellar are surrounded by about 3,000 olive trees and 150 hectares of vineyards that represent a leading model of innovation for winemaking in the Salento region. Work in the vineyards is personally supervised by Vitantonio Seracca Guerrieri, president of the Estate, who has made choices, over the years, to promote the native vine varieties of the Salento region.

The Vineyards
The spurred cordon training system is used in the vineyards. Beneath a clayey topsoil of about 1 metre, the roots meet a wide band of tuff, the typical friable, porous white stone. In the driest periods, it acts as a water resource for the vines, giving wines their tangy minerality.
The work in the vineyards is supervised personally by Vitantonio Seracca Guerrieri, president of the estate, who for years has experimented with selections to enhance the native vines of Salento.

Castello Monaci

2018

From the legend of Acanto, a Greek nymph changed into a flower after refusing Apollo’s advances.
This pure Fiano is fermented in steel at a low temperature for a fortnight in order to preserve the aromatic characteristics and is then left to age on its own yeasts to enrich the mineral notes and flavour. This is a balanced wine that unfolds in the nose with intense perfumes of fruit and honey and a fresh lively taste with a smooth finish of toasted hazelnut. Served thoroughly cooled, it is ideal with hors d’oeuvres, seafood salads, rice, crustaceans, grilled fish and fresh cheeses.

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Castello Monaci

2018

Produced from 100% Negroamaro grapes picked in the earliest hours of the morning and immediately taken to the cellar where they undergo a gentle crushing. From a very short contact between the skins and the must is born a wine with a bright pink colour, a floral and fruity bouquet and a full and elegant flavour, with a light, fruity aftertaste which lingers in the mouth.

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Castello Monaci

2018

Part of the wine matures for 6 months in French barriques of various toastings, while the rest stays in steel. Garnetred colour, it has an intense bouquet with notes of Mediterranean scrub and eucalyptus. Full and round flavour is suited to long ageing.

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Castello Monaci

2018

The bunches are picked by hand very early in the morning when the temperature is cooler. A part of the wine matures for 6 months in French barriques of various toastings, while the rest remains in steel. Dark crimson-red colour, is a wine with body and structure. Full bouquet of ripe red fruits, with notes of pepper and vanilla and hints of Mediterranean scrub. Robust, concentrated, soft but firm flavour.

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Castello Monaci

2018

The Chardonnay grapes are vinified by the white method, with a gentle pressing.
A well structured wine with a strong character, with pale yellow colour and green tints, powerful and fruity bouquet, soft, fresh and pervasive flavour.

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Castello Monaci

2016

Produced from 100% Malvasia nera di Lecce grapes, it has a deep, ruby red colour and an attractive, fine and intensely fruity bouquet. The taste is balanced and velvety with touches of sweet liquorice.

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Castello Monaci

2016

This wine is produced from 80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera di Lecce grapes. The wine is aged for 12 months in 1st and 2nd passage French Oak barriques followed by 12 months in larger French Oak barrels. Bottle refinement lasts for 6 months before release. Structured, fine and elegant, this full and round wine has a long lasting finish.

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Castello Monaci

2015

Top of the range Primitivo, produced from 100% primitivo grapes grown in the hot and sunny vineyards surrounding the cellar of Castello Monaci, ages for 6 months in small oak casks and for 6 months in large barrels, and develops for a further 6 months in bottle. It has a bright, deep, ruby red colour, a very pronounced and complex bouquet with strong hints of fruits of the forest in perfect balance with sweet balsamic notes and spicy aromas. The flavour is full, warm, gentle and very pervasive, with soft and elegant tannins.

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