Wine Planeta, La Segreta Rosso, 2006
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Reviews of purchase Planeta, La Segreta Rosso, 2006
Wine rich ruby red color with purple reflections.
The taste of wine is perfectly balanced, crisp, slightly tart, with notes of dark fruits and berries, chocolate, tobacco, ripe tannins.
Fragrant bouquet of the wine is filled with bright colors tobacco, cocoa and fresh fruit, hints of blackberry, plum, balsamic vinegar, mint nuances.
The wine goes well with pasta dishes, grilled sausage, sea bass with fresh tomatoes, barbecue, ravioli, cheese, eggplant rolls, potato cakes.
The range of wines "La Segreta" is named for the forests surrounding the vineyard Ulm area Menefee owned winery "Planet". "La Segreta Rosso" - fresh, bright, well-balanced wine, a blend which is dominated by the variety Nero d'Avola - a symbol of Sicily in conjunction with the international Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Red grape varieties grown in Menefee and Noto on sites "Dispensa", "Gurr" and "Buonivini", located at an altitude of 100 to 250 meters above sea level. Planting density of 4500 vines per hectare. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cyr harvested in early September, Nero d'Avola - in late September. Grapes are exempt from the ridges. After 10-14 days of maceration, the wine passes fermentation on skins in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 25 ° C. Excerpt wine ends in February.
Vintage "La Segreta Rosso" 2006 is considered one of the best, thanks to the excellent quality of the grapes. He was duly noted by experts and awarded a number of titles. Among them:
- The title of "Star Selection" from "Food & Wine", in September 2007;
- Winner of the Top 500 "Vini Italiani 2008" by Luca Maroni;
- The title of "Best Buys" and 88 points from Wine Spectator in 2007;
- "Premio Quality / Price Oscar" by Gambero Rosso.
Planet - a name the family of Italian winemakers, whose three members - Alessio, Francesca and Santi - together with the oenologist Carlo Corino today run this economy. Family Planet has contributed greatly to agriculture in the region of Sicily. As for the wine, although the industry is relatively new for them, nevertheless a very short time they built an empire of the four estates with vineyards and two wineries located along the southern coast of Sicily and connected by a road. Winery Ulmo was the first step of the family of planets. It was built in 1995 near Sambuca di Sicilia, and her work is focused on white wines, mostly on Chardonnay and Fiano. It produces Segreta Bianco, Alastro, Cometa and the famous Chardonnay - a wine that has brought the company worldwide fame. There are also beautiful tasting room, located in the mansion of the XVI century, many vineyards and old olive grove. Then, in 2001, built a winery Planet Dispensa near the town of Menefee, closer to the coast. Here, their efforts are focused on red wines and the winery is surrounded by the largest of the family-owned vineyards. This winery produced Segreta Rosso, Merlot , Syrah and a great Burdese - Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The planet has more vineyards further east: in Noto (Syracuse) with Nero d'Avola and Moscato in the family homestead Dorilli in Acate, where they grow autochthonous red varieties Nero d'Avola and Frappato. Wines Planet - exclusively and consistently high quality - their rightful place among the best wines of the Italian manufacturers and were marked by many awards specialized wine competitions and tastings.