2019 Planeta Plumbago Nero d'Avola

91 Points John Caro
In stock
Plumbago is a generous and characterful food red made from the Sicilian grape Nero d'Avola. 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 pleasure and refined structure, this wine shows what's so special about Sicilian terroir - and its undervalued local grape.
$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

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 vintage

"Full violet-purple that you cannot wait to drink. Plumbago, dominated by aromas of ripe plums and wild blackberries, shows pleasantly complex and aromatic notes of incense, jasmine and black truffle. Texture of the tannin is variegated and combines with soft, sweet and seductive aspects, like a Sacher cake, to those harder, direct and austere of a cake of Modica chocolate. Perfectly matched with grilled or barbecued meat finding an affinity with the smokey flavour. The wine’s natural sweetness combines well with various sauces."

Variety Nero d'Avola
Region Sicily
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.80%
Maturity 2021 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with PORK

Taste

3

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