Controdanza from the innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta – a Nero d’Avola based red wine produced in the core area for Nero d’Avola wines in Sicily. A wine with typical notes of Nero d’Avola like mulberry and plum together with bay, incense and balsamic being balanced and made lively by the addition of Merlot grapes. Harmonic acidity and soft tannins are characterizing the palate.
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|Classification||Sicilia Noto D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||85% Nero d’Avola, 15% Merlot|
|Maturation||10 months in French oak barriques.|
|Bouquet||Typical notes of Nero d’Avola like mulberry and plum together with bay, incense and balsamic.|
|Taste||Harmonic acidity and soft tannins.|
|Pairs with||This wine expresses its best with all grilled meats or in a combination with sweet and sour sauces. 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 Nero d’Avola and Merlot vines for the Controdanza red wine grow in vineyards at Planeta’s Buonivini winery near Siracusa in south-eastern Sicily at an altitude of only 40-70 m in very limey soil. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by 14 days maceration and fermentation on the skins at constant temperature. The malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks after which the wine was matured for 10 months in French Allier oak barriques.
Longevity 8-10 years.