Wine Planeta, "Santa Cecilia", Sicilia IGT, 2011
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Wine purple-red color with purple hues.
The wine has a rich flavor with a balanced structure, smooth tannins and a long finish.
The aroma of wine is filled with tones of ripe plums and cherries, which are interwoven with hints of citrus, carob and licorice.
The wine goes well with meat, fish, recommended to the Italian dishes.
"Santa Cecilia" - a wine produced from the most important and famous Sicilian grape varieties - Nero d'Avola. After much research and searching for the best terroir for this variety of grapes, found a place Noto - the southernmost area of Sicily with white soils and ancient vineyards. Vineyard with a beautiful name "Buonivini" is located at an altitude of only 50 meters above sea level. Yield of 1.8 kg per vine. Stocking density - 5,000 vines per hectare. Harvest for the 2009 vintage began to gather from September 20. The berries are separated from crests, followed by maceration, which lasts 12 days. After fermentation, the wine is matured for 14 months in 225 liter French oak barrels Allier. Bottling takes place in the first half of March. Wine can be drunk young, and can be stored for 8-10 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.