Sito dell’Ulmo Merlot from the famous and innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta. A single-variety Merlot from a Single Vineyard at Planeta’s Ulmo winery. Identified as an ideal place for the cultivation of this ancient French variety. A multi-faceted and intriguing red wine which combines the pleasure of tannin with an extraordinary persistence of taste.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||Matured in oak barriques for 14 months.|
|Bouquet||Notes of black currant, plum and violet.|
|Taste||Rich with the sweet juice of black currant and candied violet which alternates with thyme and lavender.|
|Pairs with||Can so easily be drunk on its own or with white meat even when cooked with a sauce of considerable flavour, or else with some delicate fish cooked without lemon or even with baked vegetables. Serving temperature 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 Merlot vines for the Sito dell’Ulmo red wine grow a single vineyard at Planta’s Ulmo winery near Menfi in Southwestern Sicily at an altitude of 195 m. The grapes were manually harvested and carefully sorted followed by a soft pressing of the grapes. The must was fermented in stainless steel vats and remained on the skins for 14 days. The wine was matured in oak barriques for 14 months giving a wine with a strong and intensely savoury taste.Longevity 5-10 years.