Nero d’Avola “Santa Cecilia” IGT

Planeta

Pronunciation
santa che-CHEE-lya
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. Over the last few years the Planetas have become enchanted by another great district, Noto. They have purchased 60 hectares in the Contrada Buonivini, such a delightfully pure place that they wished to preserve it by building an ‘invisible winery’ which is completely underground. Soils of incredible lime and tufa content characterize the district. The Nero d’Avola variety has its origins in this land.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Nero d’Avola
Vinification
The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; extraction on skins followed by 12 days of maceration. After fermenting in s s tanks wine is racked into oak.
Aging
12 months in two- and three-year-old French oak barrels.
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Vibrant purplish red.
| Aroma
Aromas of red fruit such as plums and berries mingle with notes of pepper and fig preserve .
| Taste
Elegant with compact tannins. Balanced texture and a distinctive and pleasurable tang.
| Serving Suggestions
Meat-based and southern Italian dishes, as well as mushroom dishes, and hard aged cheese.

Nero d’Avola “Santa Cecilia” IGT

Suggested Retail:
$45.00
CSPC#:
706719
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

jamessuckling.com Nov 2012 - James Suckling - 93 points

Vintage 2008 - Beautiful fruit and focus to this wine with dried cherries and blueberries. Licorice. Bright and pretty. Full body, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. This is the first Santa Ceclia to have the Noto DOC. Drink now or hold.

jamessuckling.com Dec 2012 - James Suckling - 94 points

Vintage 2009 - A decadent wine with hints of jam but thengoes firm and racy. So refined. Full with firm tannins and a fresh finish. A beauty. Best Nero d'Avola in years from Sicily.