Cerasuolo di Vittoria from the innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta. A unique wine, recognisable and unforgettable for its youthful flavours and aromas of cherry, strawberry and pomegranate, due to the particular soil and climate in which the grapes are cultivated. A wine which like few others combines tradition and delicious wine.
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|Classification||Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Nero d’Avola 60% and Frappato 40%|
|Pairs with||Pasta dishes, tasty meat dishes and medium aged 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 Cerasuolo di Vittoria red wine grow in the Dorilli and Mogli vineyards at Planeta’s Dorilli winery outside of Vittoria in Southern Sicily at an altitude between 70 and 80 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by 14 days fermentation on the skins. The wine was matured for a few months in steel tanks before bottling.
Colour: Bright ruby red with light cherry blur.
Bouquet: The nose expresses beautiful scents of wild fruits, wild strawberries, mulberry and pomegranate.
Taste: In the mouth the wine reflects black pepper mixed with carob and sweet cherries. Quick on the palate with a very savoury rounded finish with hints of mulberry.
Longevity 3-5 years.