Exceptional quality. A really flavourful wine that is a triumphant blend of the grapes from the most famous producer in Sicily; Planeta. Superb value for money.
50% Nero d'Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc
The wine is mid to full bodied with great balance. The tannins are appropriate and there is a long and silky finish.
Ruby red with purple hue.
Very fresh fruit which explodes on the nose. Redcurrant, mulberry, raspberry, cherry and prune balanced with fresh spices.
Risotto with borlotti beans and meat, BBQ, lamb in bread crust, slice of beef on grilled bread. Medium strong cheeses. Sicilian Cookery: Parmigiana aubergines, pasta timbale, potato pies, barbecued sausages. Sicilian Cheese: Ragusano DOP matured 3 – 6 months. Home made Planeta dishes: fennel- flavoured barbecued sausages, Anelletti (pasta rings) with minced meat sauce and ricotta, grouper with olives, capers and tomatoes (serve chilled/freshly served).
Merlot and Syrah end of August, Nero d’Avola end of September
Wines like this for £5/€7.50 do not present themselves everyday. This is a tasty wine, to be enjoyed today of a very high quality.
Very enjoyable red from a super vintage. A really nice blend is the winning ticket for this Planeta offering.
TCD Score: 88/100
88 Points for a wine from Sicily's top producer in one of the best vintages in living memory. A wine to be enjoyed.
Planeta is the biggest winary in Sicily and produces some very high quality wines that are very popular within Italy itself. Planeta is a commercial winery whose bottle labeling, advertising, and PR events are very 21st century and attracts a younger kind of drinker. That said, wine experts also praise the vineyards and, for the price, some of the wines are exceptional value and many score highly with the critics gaining 90+ points with Parker and WineSpectator. The wines come from four seperate areas of Sicily. The Buonivini vineyard in Noto produces the Nero d'Avola and Moscato di Noto and has been in operation since 2003. The Ulmo vineyard in Sambuca di Sicilia is the original vineyard of Planeta and from here they produce the Chardonnay and Fiano. The Dispensa vineyard in Menfi is the home of the Planeta family and produces the Merlot, Syrah and Burdese. The Dorilli vineyard in Vittoria is home to the company's Cerasuolo.
Sambuca di Sicilia (AG), Menfi (AG), Vittoria (RG)
PLANETA LA SEGRETA ROSSO 2005 - WINE - Planeta Sicily
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