The 2013 Castello Monaci Artas is explosively rich and layered with ripe, sun-drenched berry fruit, black pepper spice and smoky oak.
The 2013 Primitivo Artas opens to a dark garnet color and thick concentration. The wine presents a mildly sweet bouquet with a generous supply of ripe fruit, dried cherry and blackberry preserves. Artas is chewy and rich in terms of texture with lingering tones of tobacco and jammy fruit on the close. In true Primitivo style, the finish is sticky and sweet. Heads up on the alcohol: the wine's technical sheets put it at a whopping 16.5%.