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Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento Artas 2008

Castello Monaci Primitivo Salento Artas 750ml 2008     
Sku: 1652961*

Artas the Messapian chief who, in 413 B.C., in accordance with an ancient treaty of friendship between Messapia and Athens, provided 150 javelin throwers to support the Athenian expedition to Sicily in the so-called Peloponnesian war between Sparta and Athens. The Messapians, a warlike and independent people, inhabited the southern part of Puglia, and were known as Salentini. It is thought that this name signifies “the people between the seas” because they were based in the south of Puglia between the Adriatic and Ionian seas.

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Jun 2011)
The 2008 Primitivo Salento Artas is impressive for its power and concentration. Unfortunately the French oak covers most of the varietal personality here, which is a shame as the underlying material here was quite strong. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.

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Country: Italy
Region: Apulia
Sub-Region: Salento
Grape Varietal: Primitivo
Type: Still wine
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