2016 Planeta Mamertino Rosso

2016 Planeta Mamertino Rosso

91 Points John Caro
2016 Planeta Mamertino Rosso
91 Points John Caro

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An elegant red and a piece of history, grown on Sicily's north-eastern coast. Around Milazzo the rolling hills (which are depicted on the label, round the coast from Messina) bring local red grapes into an age-old blend "Mamertino di Milazzo" -- which was mentioned by Pliny and favoured by Julius Caesar. This one however is modern, poised and "quite irresistible", with Nero D'Avola giving spicy dark fruits and ripe tannins while Nocera adds brightness and licorice spice. Expressive yet fine and focused, for this price it is a unique and sophisticated style.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle



60% Nero D'Avola and 40% Nocera

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

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Made with Nero d'Avola and Nocera, this boasts fruity and spice aromas of black cherry and white pepper along with an earthy whisper of underbrush. The aromas carry over to the round savory palate along with juicy blackberry and star anise. Supple tannins lend irresistible finesse."

17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Healthy deep ruby. Subtle, sweet, perfumed nose with the merest suggestion of tomato leaf. Super-elegantly built palate of sweet strawberry and raspberry fruit and fine, powdery tannins. Quite irresistible. (WS) 13% Drink. Nero d’Avola and Nocera aged for 12 months in 25-hl oak casks." Drink 2017 - 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nero d'Avola

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2018 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with PORK



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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