Sito dell ulmo Merlot

Planeta

Pronunciation
MARE-low
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Planeta
Region
Sicilia
Oenologist
Alessio Planeta

Overview

Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, began their wine making 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. Menfi, in the southeastern portion of Sicily, is the heart of Planeta and its operational base. Various types of soil are found here, but all are rich in lime and clay, ideal for growing and transformation of Merlot.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Merlot
Vinification
The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed, extraction of skins followed by 12 days of maceration at 25°C with fermentation in stainless steel vats.
Aging
12 months in French oak barrels.
Alcohol
14.5 %
| Appearance
Intense deep ruby red
| Aroma
Refined scents of blackcurrant, ripe dark plums with a whisper of mint chocolate, notes of sage and bay.
| Taste
Full, velvety and lingering on the palate with a harmonious balance.
| Serving Suggestions
Enjoy with grilled and braised meats, mushroom risotto and hard aged cheeses.

Sito dell ulmo Merlot

Suggested Retail:
$45.00
CSPC#:
597179
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
6