2017 Planeta Cerasuolo Dorilli

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
In stock
An elegant premium wine from the southern coast of Sicily, near Vittoria. This Dorilli label is a special "Classico" version of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG from the best vineyards in a delimited subzone and with extra aging before release (12 months in classy large oak). The style's brightness and cherry-spice are deepened here with more Nero D'Avola and nicely ripe and grainy tannins. This will shine after a good decant or a spell in the cellar.
$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle


70% Nero D'Avola and 30% 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

93/100 Vinous, Eric Guido

"The 2017 Cerasuolo Classico di Vittoria Dorilli pulls you close to the glass with an exciting bouquet that mixes wild herbs, smoke, black cherry and hints of animal musk. It’s deeply textural, contrasting a velvety wave of ripe black fruits against salty acids and chalky mineral tones. While youthfully dense, the 2017 boasts a primary intensity, as if you can sense all of the skins, pulp and seeds of the grapes, coating the palate in notes of tart raspberry and licorice, along with a hint of spiced citrus that balances the expression perfectly. The Dorilli is beautiful today but also well-suited for medium-term cellaring."

17++/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Lustrous ruby with orange tinges. Fine and seductive nose of cherry and sweet raspberry with a hint of exotic spice and oak. Supple ripe red fruit with super-fine tannins that still make their mark and a vivid nerve of acidity cutting through the ripe fruit. Long and with lots of juice on the finish yet maintaining elegance and poise throughout. Nero d'Avola and Frapatto with a total skin maceration of 21 days. Aged for 12 months in large oak casks. (WS)." Drink 2021 - 2024

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"A blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato, this opens with aromas of black-skinned berry, carob and Mediterranean brush. The savory, balanced palate offers black cherry, orange zest, blackberry jam and white pepper alongside polished tannins."

Variety Nero d'Avola
Region Sicily
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.00%
Maturity 2020 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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