Planeta - Santa Cecilia IGT (Nero d'Avola) 2009-10 75cl Bottle
75cl Bottle £21.97 In Stock
Description: Colour: Purple red with violet hue.
Nose: Lively and characteristic of Nero d'Avola grown in the Noto area. Prune, seasoned pomegranate, strawberry cake. Carobs and fig preserve.
Palate: Elegant and compact tannins, sustained by an electric an vibrating acidity typical of Nero d'Avola from the South East of Sicily.
Full flavoured pasta dishes, beef, lamb and tripe.
Sicilian cookery: Cheese and tomato soup, cous cous with beef and lamb, tripe
with aubergines, liver in breadcrumb, kid with egg and cheese broth.
Sicilian cheese: Fiore sicano.
Drink on release and for the next 8 - 10 years.
Enticingly aromatic and beautifully structured, the ultimate expression of Sicilian Nero D'Avola.
After harvesting the grapes were immediately destemmed and crushed before fermentation at 28 degrees C in stainless steel fermenters. The wine was aged for 12 months in Allier oak barrels.
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Four wineries, three provinces, a single affinity, a single theme which unites southern Sicily from east to west. Noto, Vittoria, Sambuca and Menfi. The birthplace of Planeta wines lies within these four areas which are the hottest and driest parts of the whole island, and all fairly close to the sea.
But the resemblance finishes here and the many differences must be reckoned; the soil, the vines, the altitude, the wind, among so many others.
When there is dawn in Noto, it is still dark in Menfi; and when the sun sets in Vittoria, it is still dusk at Sambuca. And then there are all the responsibilities which depend on man; the strength to gamble, the power of optimism, and the conviction that the potential of action can be effective even in Sicily.