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2015 Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria

2015 Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria

92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2015 Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria
92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A suave and modern version of this classic Sicilian red. Still obscure outside Italy, Cerasuolo di Vittoria has a distinguished history and remains the only Sicilian wine recognised by Italy's highest DOCG status. The name Cerasuolo describes the 'cherry-like' nature of this aromatic style, where the local Frappato grape gives the red fruit and fresh mineral acidity while the Nero D'Avola frames it with a touch of colour and structure. Like its northern neighbour Etna, Cerasuolo has lately won kudos from international connoisseurs for its Burgundy-like poise, structure and aromatic appeal. Charming and quietly complex, this entry-priced example is really beautiful value.

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

60% Nero D'Avola and 40% Frappato

Its Origins

"Diego Planeta, along with Giacomo Rallo of Donnfugata and Lucio Tasca d’Almerita, is one of the three founding fathers of the “Sicilian wine renaissance” sparked 10 to 15 years ago. Cousins Francesca, Santi and Alessio Planeta hold the reigns to the estate today and have developed one of the most innovative and modern wine entities in Italy (they are among the most “liked” wineries on Facebook). The Planeta family boasts a gifted hand in marketing and their hard work has only helped to develop the “Sicily” brand within the many foreign markets they penetrate." Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

What The Critics Say

92/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata

"Good full ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry cola and flowers, along with a spicy nuance. Fresh and fruity on entry, then smooth but slightly tighter in the midpalate, offering bright strawberry and violet pastille flavors. Finishes very long with dusty tannins and lingering salinity. Even more delicate and fragrant than usual this year. A blend of 60 percent Nero d’Avola and 40 percent Frappato that sees no oak." Drink 2016 - 2020

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Just mid crimson. Ripe strawberry and cherry and succulent raspberry and cooked-rhubarb palate. Refreshing, lively and long. The perfect all-rounder. 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato." Drink 2017 - 2022

90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"The Planeta 2015 Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a fresh and fragrant red wine that is a perfect choice if you are looking for a red wine in the summer. This wine offers a clean and feminine bouquet with blue flower aromas that are followed by wild cherry and dried raspberry. It offers a slim and streamlined style that hits all the right buttons if you are looking for a pairing partner to seafood or vegetarian dishes. The blend is 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato." Drink 2016 - 2020

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nero d'Avola

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Sicily

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with PIZZA
with POULTRY

Taste

3

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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