Burdese Sicilia IGT from the innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta. A wine in a Bordeaux style made in Sicily from a selection of the best grapes from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vineyards. A red wine of great density, structure and balance produced in limited quantities.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
Planeta family is one of the eldest families of winegrowers in Sicily now in their seventeenth generation and operating 5 wineries spread around Sicily and producing wines from many of the DOC zones. While the current family has a focus on innovation and modernity they never distance themselves from historic and traditional interpretation of wine. Their patient and meticulous work has always been directed to the past as much as to the future; on the one hand profoundly linked to the oldest Sicilian traditions of wine making with its heritage of indigenous varieties, and on the other an interest in those international grape vines which are best adapted to these territories, without neglecting the most vigorous and imaginative investigations into other varieties. Respect for the environment and development of biodiversity are the watchwords of this company.
The vines for the Burdese red wine grow at Planeta’s Dispensa and Maroccoli vineyards west of Agrigento in South-western Sicily at an altitude between 75 and 430 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by 21 days fermentation on the skins. The wine was matured for 14 months in new French oak barriques and a few months in the bottle.
Colour: Ruby red.
Bouquet: Intense aromas of cherry, cocoa, iodine and rosemary.
Taste: A powerful red, structured on a dense and important tannin texture balanced by a decisive alcoholic content. Tasting strength based on a ripe, very dense, rich fruit.
Longevity 5-10 years.