Wine Planeta, Syrah, Sicilia IGT, 2014
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Reviews of purchase Planeta, Syrah, Sicilia IGT, 2014
Wine of intense ruby red color with a purple hue.
Deep, mellow taste of wine charms completeness and expressiveness. Generosity and perfection terroir tannins create a rich palette and luxurious texture. Berry tones in the bouquet of wine combined with spice, hints of roasted coffee beans and chocolate.
The wine has a multifaceted fragrance intriguing combination of notes of fruit and spice. Subtle tones of red fruit jam, blueberry and blackberry and black pepper, cinnamon and mint chocolate
Wine is perfect for smoked cold cuts, game and mature cheeses. It is particularly interesting with oriental dishes (couscous, kebab). On the Sicilian cuisine: lamb, pasta with ragu of pork stuffed with pork, braised lamb with potatoes, cheese soups, thinly sliced meat or fish baked in pastry, lamb with spices, as well as Sicilian cheese Raguzano.
Wine "Syrah" created from the same noble Mediterranean grapes, which thrives in dry sunny places such as Sicily. "Syrah" - is an intriguing wine intended for long aging. It was first produced by "Planeta" in 1999. Land "Gurra" and "Maroccoli", which is grown Syrah, are located in areas Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi at an altitude of 100-400 meters above sea level. Yield of 9 tons per hectare, planting density - 5,000 vines per hectare. Begin to gather the harvest in early September. After collecting the berries are nearly two-week maceration at 25 ° C. Aging wine in French oak barrels, a third of which - new, lasts 12 months. Wine storage capacity - from 5 to 7 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.