In the heel of the Italian "boot", not far from the town of Lecce at the gates of Salice Salentino, centuries old
olive trees and flourishing vineyards surround Castello Monaci.
Liante or “Wind of the Levant”, the icy wind of winter and the hot one of
summer, which blows strongly over much of the Adriatic and particularly in
Puglia, is the name chosen for this Salice Salentino.
The grapes are picked by hand and, because they ripen at different times are separately vinified. First the
negroamaro which ripens after the first ten days of September and next the Malvasia Nera. The harvesting only takes
place very early in the morning. The Vinification is carried out at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, with
10-12 days maceration and daily remontages. After the malolactic fermentation and the assemblage, part of the wine
matures in French Barriques while the rest develops in steel.
The Coach House