Santa Cecilia from the innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta. Santa Cecilia is the top Nero d’Avola wine from Planeta and is an expression of elegance, power, balance and eminence of the unique aromas of Sicily, and today this wine is the benchmark for red wines produced from Nero d’Avola.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|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 Nero d’Avola vines for the Santa Cecilia red wine grow at Planeta’s Buonivini winery near Siracusa in south-eastern Sicily at an altitude of only 35-40 m. in very limey soil. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by 21 days of fermentation on the skins; after malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine was matured for 14 months in French oak barriques and a few months in the bottle.
Colour: Brilliant Purple red and clear.
Bouquet: Perfumes of carob, bergamot and orange peel.
Taste: The compact ripe fruit and balsamic notes on the palate dissolve in a sweet and vigorous manner to accompany tannins of dense texture.
Longevity 10-15 years.