2021 Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Red Label)

92 Points James Suckling
In stock
A suave and modern version of this classic Sicilian red. Cerasuolo di Vittoria has a distinguished history and remains the only Sicilian wine recognised by Italy's highest DOCG status. The name Cerasuolo describes the 'cherry-like' nature of this aromatic style, where the local Frappato grape gives the red fruit and fresh mineral acidity while the Nero D'Avola frames it with a touch of colour and structure. Like its northern neighbour Etna, Cerasuolo has lately won kudos from international connoisseurs for its Burgundy-like poise, structure and aromatic appeal. This charming entry-priced example is really beautiful value.
$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle


Usually about 60% Nero D'Avola and 40% 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

92/100 James Suckling

"Black cherry and sliced blood-orange aromas. Medium to full body, orange-peel undertones and a juicy finish. Clean, focused and real. Delicious all round. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."

91/100 Vinous, Eric Guido

"The 2021 Cerasuolo di Vittoria wafts up, more savory than sweet, with smokey earth tones and crushed rocks giving way to black raspberry. This washes across the palate with mineral-tinged red and blue berry fruits complicated by inner herbal tones. Brisk acidity maintains energy throughout as the 2021 tapers off with a salty flourish, leaving licorice and spice hints to linger." Drink 2024 - 2028

Variety Frappato
Region Sicily
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2024 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with PIZZA



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