Planeta
La Segreta Il Rosso
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Grape Varieties50% Nero d'Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc
AppellationSicilia IGT
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90 Points
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DescriptionPlaneta is a Journey through Sicily. And that journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate which the Planeta family has owned since the 1600s. Here on Italys most enchanting island, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s. Subsequent years were spent matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international varieties. Years of careful research paid off when the Planeta wines were met with immediate critical acclaim upon introduction in the U.S. in the late 1990s. The trios newest winery is La Segreta in Menfi, upon which the Planeta winemaking expertise has been lavished to achieve wines of the very best quality. The grapes from this wine come from the Planeta winerys first vineyard. The label pays tribute to this meaningful place with a map of the vineyard.
VinificationThe grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, then macerate on the skins for 10–14 days. After racking, the wine is kept in stainless steel vessels until bottling.
ColorRuby red with hints of purple
NoseAn explosion of fresh fruit on the nose (red currant, mulberry, raspberry, cherry and prune) balanced by a zesty spiciness.
PalateVibrant fruit flavors from the Nero d'Avola are nicely balanced by ripe, soft tannins and a refreshing acidity.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.0 %pH: 3.44TA: 5.54 g/L
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsDelicious partner for risotto with beans and meat, barbecued meats, lamb, and flavorful cheeses.
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