2018 Planeta Controdanza Rosso

90 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
In stock
A satisfying and characterful red from Sicily. Grown in the tradition home of the Nero d'Avola grape -- the area of Noto in island's south-east -- this beautiful red is mainly Nero with a bit of Merlot. Ripe and fairly dark fruited, this beautifully cosmopolitan-yet-rustic style is an effortless accompaniment to most foods and a classic example of Planeta's great value for money.
$31.99 in mixed 6+ or $35.99 per bottle

Grape

85% Nero d’Avola, 15% Merlot

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

90/100 Vinous, Eric Guido

"With a mix of ripe plums, crushed stone, violet pastille, hints of brown sugar and licorice, the 2018 Nero d'Avola di Noto Controdanza seduces the senses. Its silky textures wash a contrasting blend of tart wild berries and salty minerals across a core of vibrant acidity. Grippy tannins mount toward the close, buried beneath a saturation of dark primary fruits, all under an air of purple-tinged inner florals. The 2018 Controdanza will require a year or two of cellaring to soften. This is a powerful blend of 85% Nero d'Avola and 15% Merlot from Planeta’s Noto property in the extreme southern tip of Sicily." Drink 2022 - 2030

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"85% Nero d'Avola, 15% Merlot aged for 10 months in second- and third-passage Allier oak barriques. Lustrous ruby with orange tinges. Alluring deep nose of forest fruit with notes of new oak. The palate is supple and concentrated and not heavy at all. Succulent finish with soft, grainy tannins and a hint of cinnamon stick and tomato stalk. Super-likeable. (WS)." Drink 2021 - 2026

Variety Nero d'Avola
Region Sicily
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

3

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