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2016 Planeta Plumbago Nero d'Avola

2016 Planeta Plumbago Nero d'Avola

91 Points John Caro
2016 Planeta Plumbago Nero d'Avola
91 Points John Caro

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From the Sicilian grape Nero d'Avola, the Plumbago is a generous and characterful food red. While most Nero can be un-oaked and quite fresh, this one uses fruit from an older vineyard near Lake Arancio, Menfi, and after state of the art fermentation treats it to ten months of seasoned oak aging - for a gentle rounding softness and toasty complement to the delicious black fruits and chocolate notes. With up-front seduction balanced against refined structure, this wine shows what's so special about Sicilian terroir - and its undervalued local grape.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nero d'Avola

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

Winemaker notes on current 2016 vintage

"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."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nero d'Avola

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Sicily

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2018-2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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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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