2016 PLANETA CERASUOLO DI VITTORIAPlaneta
Grape: 60% Nero D'Avola, 40% Frappato
Pronunciation: ‘Ne-ro Dah-Avola’, 'Fra-paato'
Region: Vittoria, Sicilia
Zone: Cersuolo Di Vittoria D.O.C.G.
Producer Info: Planeta Winery is one of the premier wine estates of Sicily and a veritable fine wine empire. Founded in the 1990s by cousins Alessio, and Santi Planeta and their uncle Diego Planeta, who was already famous in Sicily for his trail-blazing role at the well-respected Settesoli wine cooperative.
Tasting note: The name of the only DOCG in Sicily comes from ‘Cerasa’, cherry in Sicilian dialect. It is produced from the indigenous varieties Nero d’Avola and Frappato. A unique wine, recognisable and unforgettable for its youthful flavours and aromas of cherry, strawberry and pomegranate.
Growing System: Spurred Cordon.
Soil Composition: Red sand.
Production: Bunches are destalked followed by 14 days lying on the skins, fermentation at 23⁰C in stainless steel vats; particularly soft pressing with basket press followed by maturation in steel vats.
Alcohol (%): 13%