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Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2011

Nero d'Avola, Sicily, Southern Italy & Islands, Italy, 2011
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A blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato (40%) this richly flavoured wine is perfect for dishes like stewed fish, white meat dishes and soft cheeses.

Light ruby colour with a pink and purple hue. Intense fruity bouquet with notes of strawberries, cherries, dry fig and raisins. Palate offers nice tannins followed by a pleasant acidity and round full mouthfeel. Strawberries, cherries and figs abound on this fresh and supple snapshot of Mediterranean Island life.

Vinification Note:
The grapes were harvested on the 30th September and immediately destemmed and crushed before spending 8 days macerating on the skins. After racking, the wine underwent a full malolactic fermentation in steel tanks before bottling during March of the following year.

Colour:
Red with a purple and pink hue.

Nose:

Distinctly fruity, offering strawberries, cherries, figs, ginger and fruit drops. Typical of wines produced in the Vittoria area.

Palate:

Medium bodied and dry, fruit driven with a supple, long finish. Very fresh and fruity, the tannins are never overpowering

Planeta

The ever-dynamic Planeta continue to move their inspirational projects forward. 2010 saw the launch of their wine from the slopes of Mount Etna, Carricante, to widespread approval; Jamie Goode described it as “a lovely, taut white wine” on www.wineanorak.com, while Victoria Moore called it “fabulous stuff”. 

As ever Francesca, Alessio and Santi Planeta have been busy, and 2011 heralds the release of Dorilli, a Cerasuolo Riserva to capitalise on the huge popularity of their Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Frappatto/Nero d’Avola). Plumbago, their Sambuca-grown Nero d’Avola, was a big hit last year, and the mighty Cometa gained yet another Tre Bicchieri (three glasses) award for them. A new website, an environmental project called Planeta Terra, and of course their beautiful and recently opened resort hotel, La Foresteria, in Menfi; nothing stands still for Planeta!

Wine features
  • 0.75l volume
  • 13.5% ABV
  • Drink by 2016
  • Cork Closure
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