Maru is Salentino patois for Negroamaro, one of the most important varieties in Puglia and Sicily. Aged 6 months in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels to give it that marvelous texture, it's dark ruby in color, with a nose of lovely red and black fruits and a hint of anise. The palate impression is one of pure velvet, with concentrated, delicious fruit, nicely balanced, and very long on the finish.
|Located near the bucolic town of Salice Salentino in Puglia, the "heel” of "Italy’s boot” which is an idyllic spot situated between the Adriatic and Tirrenean seas, is the new property of Castello Monaci. The eponymous castle is nestled amid groves of centuries old olive trees, and a long road slices straight through the estate’s 150 hectares of vineyards, forming what Monaci terms a meridian, an imaginary line which is the highest point in the sky reached by the sun.