Wine Planeta, "Plumbago", Sicilia IGT, 2013
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Reviews of purchase Planeta, "Plumbago", Sicilia IGT, 2013
Wine rich ruby red color with purple highlights.
Soft, rounded flavor and velvety tannins emphasize corporate style of wine.
Rich and generous bouquet of wine abounds with aromas of red fruits, plums and ripe blackberries, complemented by spicy nuances of cocoa and light shades of wood.
Wine is served to roast venison, pork ribs on the grill, steak, Italian cuisine, climbing, mackerel fillets, baked with tomatoes and capers.
First wine "Plyumbago" was produced in 2008. Vineyards with a grade of Nero d'Avola, from which this wine is created, located in the area of Sambuca di Sicilia in Ulmo at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. The soil of the vineyard varies from shallow to deep, there is a sufficient presence of stones, limestone and substances of vegetable origin. The density of planting grapes relatively small - 3,800 vines per hectare. The harvest starts on the 18th of September. After collecting and pressing fermented grapes stainless steel vats for 14 days at 25 degrees. This is followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 8 months in barrels and 6 months in bottles. "Plumbago" is recommended to drink now or store up to 8 years.
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.