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Planeta 2016 Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

From the countryside of Dorilli, between the sea and the Iblean mountains, known as the centre of excellence for Sicilian food, comes our Cerasuolo di Vittoria. 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 (60%) and Frappato (40%). A unique wine, recognisable and unforgettable for its youthful flavours and aromas of cherry, strawberry and pomegranate, due to the particular soil and climate in which the grapes are cultivated. A wine which like few others combines tradition and delicious wine. TASTING NOTES: An intriguing wine with an extraordinary vital energy based on wild fruits, wild strawberries, mulberry and pomegranate. An extremely gastronomic version of Cerasuolo which we like very much for its meaty peppery notes. In the mouth the wine re ects its olfactory impressions and thus we happily re-encounter the black pepper mixed with carob and sweet cherries. Quick on the palate with a very savoury rounded nish with hints of mulberry. MATCHING: In the right season, perfect with a slice of seared tuna, with chopped mushrooms or with feathered game, its harmony with pizza is a surprise throughout the year.

 Producer Planeta
 Region Sicilia
 Country Italy
 Varietals Nero d'AvolaFrappato
 Alcohol 13% alc/vol
 Vintage 2016

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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on August 07, 2018

The ageing potential of this wine is about 10 years. The abundance of wild cherry flavour of this vintage will soften and develop, giving way to leather and meatier notes in a few more years. Very finessed wine in spite of the hot climate of Sicily so you'll find it more delicate than you might expect. Think: complex Gamay. 

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Planeta

Menfi, Agrigento, Italy Menfi, Agrigento, Italy

Established in 1995, Planeta is a Sicilian wine producer built on a long agricultural tradition handed down since 1500 through 17 generations in the area between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi. Today Planeta represents not just one, but six ways of developing the territory, in six different settings....

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