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Planeta - Plumbago 2017

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Sicily
  • Wine Maker: Francisco Planeta
  • Grape: Nero d'Avola
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.00
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

Perfect for matching with grilled meat with its affinity for smokey tones and its natural sweetness which goes with any sauce.

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Wine tasting notes

A saturated purple-mauve that you look forward to drinking. Plumbago is dominated by aromas of ripe plums and wild blackberries and has 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 Sacher torta, with the harder, more direct and austere elements of a block of Modica chocolate.

Winery Information

Planeta

PLANETA - A JOURNEY THROUGH SICILY! Although the family have been involved in agriculture for five centuries, through seventeen generations, Planeta did not plant their first vineyard until 1985. Still family run, they are a young company with ancient roots. Planeta now own vineyards in five different areas of Sicily – Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna, and most recently Capo Milazzo, growing indigenous and international grape varieties. Planeta produced their first wine in 1995 – a.. read more

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Vinification Notes

Plumbago – named after the beautiful purple wild flower that grows in the woods surrounding the farmhouse and vineyards of Ulmo – is a single-variety Nero d’Avola. It is produced from the old vineyard at Lake Arancio which gives us this soft fruity version of this great Sicilian grape variety. Rounded tannins and perfectly judged wood makes it an immediately pleasurable wine. Ideal for Mediterranean cooking based on vegetables and all types of meat. "Vinification: after destalking and pressing, the grapes ferment in stainless steel vats and remain on the skins for 14 days at 25⁰C with repeated mixing; at the end of the period racking by soft pressing. The wine thus obtained undergoes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, in January it is transferred to wooden barrels for 10 months. Maturation: barriques and tonneaux used 3 and 4 times."