Plumbago Nero d'Avola from the innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta. A wine produced from old vineyards giving a soft fruity version of this great Sicilian grape variety. Rounded tannins and perfectly judged wood makes it an immediately pleasurable wine.
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|Classification||Nero d'Avola Sicilia D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Nero d’Avola 100%.|
|Pairs with||Pasta dishes, pizza, 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 Nero d’Avola vines for the Plumbago red wine grow in the Ulmo and Dispensa vineyards at Planeta’s Ulmo winery west of Agrigento in Southwestern Sicily at an altitude between 75 and 195 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by 14 days fermentation on the skins. The wine was matured for 10 months in oak barriques and tonneaux before bottling.
Bouquet: Aromas of ripe plums and wild blackberries
Taste: Pleasantly complex aromatic hints of incense, jasmine and black truffle. The tannin texture is varied and combines its soft, sweet and seductive aspects, like a Sachertorte, with the harder, more direct and austere elements of a block of Modica chocolate.
Longevita 5-10 years.