Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Planeta

APPELLATION

Sicily

GRAPE VARIETIES

60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato

WINEMAKERS

Patricia Toth

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.45
Alcohol
13.4%

2016

92POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
OCTOBER 2018
2016

92POINTS

Wine Advocate
DECEMBER 2018
BACKGROUND

Planeta encompasses six distinct wine estates across Sicily, each one inspired and constructed in harmony with its surroundings and dedicated to its terroir.
Planeta’s journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate owned by the family since the 1600s. Here on Italy's most enchanting island, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, under the guidance of Diego Planeta, began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s. Subsequent years were spent matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international varieties. Years of careful research paid off when the Planeta wines were met with immediate critical acclaim upon introduction in the U.S. in the late 1990s.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Planeta’s six boutique wineries include: Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia, Dispensa at Menfi, Dorilli at Vittoria, Buonivini at Noto, Sciara Nuova on Etna at Castiglione di Sicilia, and the newest addition, La Baronia at Capo Milazzo. Each vineyard site is carefully cultivated with grapes that best compliment the local terroir.

In 2012, with the goal of furthering its terroir-based approach, Planeta hired French consultants Florent Dumeau and Xaviér Choné. Both graduates of the Bordeaux school of enology, Florent and Xavier consider themselves terroir-oriented enologists, a statement that fits perfectly with Planeta’s philosophy: expressing the differences of the various terroirs throughout Sicily.

All of the company’s activities have a single theme; environmental sustainability. Through the use of solar panels and biomass production, principally pruning residues to produce energy, reusing and recycling of all materials used in the production cycle, and the exclusive use of recycled paper for packing and printed materials. Because the land is a collective benefit, Planeta considers it is a duty to make every effort in preserving it. Harvest occured for the Nero D'Avola between September 20th and 25th. For the Frappato, between September 17th and 20th.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; extraction on skins conducted, with 8 days of maceration.
After racking, malolactic fermentation takes place in steel tanks.

TASTING NOTES

An intriguing wine with an extraordinary vital energy based on wild fruits, wild strawberries, mulberry and pomegranate. An extremely
gastronomic version of Cerasuolo which we like very much for its meaty peppery notes. In the mouth the
wine reflects its olfactory impressions and thus we happily re-encounter the black pepper mixed with carob and sweet cherries. Quick on the palate with a very savoury rounded finish with hints of mulberry.
In the right season, perfect with a slice of seared tuna, with chopped mushrooms or with feathered game, its harmony with pizza is a surprise
throughout the year.

SELECT A PRODUCT

Planeta Portfolio

Eruzione 1614 Carricante
FULL PROFILE
Eruzione 1614 Narello Mascalese
FULL PROFILE
Etna Bianco
FULL PROFILE
Etna Rosso
FULL PROFILE
Burdese
FULL PROFILE
Maroccoli Single Vineyard Syrah
FULL PROFILE
Sito dell'Ulmo Single Vineyard Merlot
FULL PROFILE
Chardonnay
FULL PROFILE
Cometa Fiano
FULL PROFILE
La Segreta "II Bianco"
FULL PROFILE
La Segreta "II Rosso"
FULL PROFILE
La Segreta Grillo
FULL PROFILE
La Segreta Nero d'Avola
FULL PROFILE
Mamertino
FULL PROFILE
Nocera
FULL PROFILE
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
FULL PROFILE
Frappato
FULL PROFILE
Dorilli Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
FULL PROFILE
Santa Cecilia Nero d'Avola Noto DOC
FULL PROFILE
Rosé
FULL PROFILE
Carricante Brut Metodo Classico
FULL PROFILE
Didacus Chardonnay
FULL PROFILE
Moscato di Noto
FULL PROFILE
Noto Nero d'Avola
FULL PROFILE
Passito di Noto
FULL PROFILE