2018 PLANETA ROSÉ SICILIA DOCPlaneta
Grape: 50% Nero D'Avola, 50% Syrah
Pronunciation: ‘Ne-ro Dah-Avola’, 'See-Rah'
Region: Menfi, Sicilia
Zone: Sicilia DOC
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: Fresh and fruity, this Rosé represents all the feelings of a Sicilian summer. Its colour is that of a summer sunset. The fresh aromas of strawberry make it a marvellously friendly wine, and easy to drink.
Growing System: Spurred Cordon.
Soil Composition: Limestone and grey chalk.
Production: Destalked and sent to soft pressing for a brief maceration of 1-2 hours to achieve a perfect extraction of colour. Fermented at 15°C in stainless steel vats.
Alcohol (%): 12.5%