FRAPPATO, VITTORIA DOC
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.
All of the company’s activities have a single theme; environmental sustainability. Planeta engages in 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.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
A rare and exclusive grape variety cultivated on only a few hectares, it is best expressed in the red sands of Vittoria, not far from the sea. An aromatic and pleasant red wine as few others, a perfect synthesis between tradition and innovation.
The principal characteristic of the soils of the Vittoria area is their sandy texture. They mainly consist of loose red sand with no stones and of average depth. A layer of tufa lies at about 90cm which is important for the water balance of the vines.
Harvesting took place from September 20th–22nd. Destalking followed by seven days resting on the skins, after a particularly soft pressing with the basket press (vertical press), malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats, where it matures until bottling.AGEING
Ready to drink upon release, but can be kept for 2-3 years.TASTING NOTES
Notes of rose and candied violet are typical, with an elegant smokey tone. On the palate, much red fruit with balsamic tones.
The extraordinary versatility of this Sicilian Claret shows itself in the classics of everyday, such as with pasta dishes like rigatoni all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla Bolognese and lasagne. Its adaptable nature extends to contemporary food; it is ideal with cheeseburgers. Hypnotic with fresh soft cheese, and in dressing up with a mushroom and onion soup.