PlanetaEtna Rosso D.O.C. 2021

Product code: 15218
£25.50 inc VAT
Country
Country: Italy
Region
Region: Sicily
Sub-Region
Sub-Region: Etna
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Winery: Planeta
Alcohol
Alcohol: 13%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Winemaker
Winemaker: Francesca Planeta
Grape: 100% Nerello Mascalese
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Country
Country: Italy
Region
Region: Sicily
Sub-Region
Sub-Region: Etna
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Winery: Planeta
Alcohol
Alcohol: 13%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Winemaker
Winemaker: Francesca Planeta
Grape: 100% Nerello Mascalese

Product Notes

Planeta Etna Rosso D.O.C. is a highly acclaimed Italian red wine produced by the renowned Planeta winery using some of the finest grapes grown on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. This wine is a blend of two of Sicily's most famous grape varieties, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, and exhibits a deep ruby red color, which is typical of wines from this region. On the palate, Planeta Etna Rosso D.O.C. boasts complex flavors of cherry, plum, and dark chocolate, and has a unique minerality that can only be found in wines produced on the volcanic soils of Mount Etna. With its smooth body, refined tannins and long finish, this wine is perfect for all occasions and is best served with grilled meats and hearty pasta dishes.

Tasting Notes

Vanilla, sour cherry, wild strawberry, a very clean floral effect.In the mouth substantial but smooth. Very expressive fruit with more complex aromatic elements of undergrowth, myrtle and oriental spices. A wine which unexpectedly transforms into a champion of drinkable red wine with marked savoury flavour and a tasting profile produced by a ferrous touch, rhubarb and very evident black pepper.

About the Winery

Planeta

The family-owned Italian wine brand of Planeta operates with the objective of making the most of the diverse terroirs of Italy. The wines crafted at the wineries here represent the true character of the grapes and the passion of the winemaking experts who are involved in the process.  Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna and Capo Milazzo are the five territories where the fruits for the Planeta are sourced from.

Menfi – The roots for the Planeta wines were crafted in the Menfi territory. The family has been cultivating vines here for over 17 generations now. The vineyards are located at an altitude of around 400 metres and the Planeta family cultivates over 250 hectares here. While the soils are rich in pebbles, limestone and chalk content, the climate is pretty good with average rainfall throughout the year. This makes it ideal for indigenous and international grape varietals. Menfi is the primary wine territory of the Planeta brand.

Vittoria – The red soils of the Vittoria territory are found in the vineyards of Dorilli and Mogli. Over 34 hectares of vines are cultivated here. The terroir here is ideal for bringing out the full flavours of the indigenous varietals such as Cerasuolo, Nero d’Avola and Frappato.

Noto – The vineyards of Buonivini are considered as the cradle of the flagship grape of the Planeta brand, Nero d’Avola. This indigenous grape is grown here in abundance, thanks to the unique white limestone soil.

Etna – An area rich in volcanic soils, the Sciaranuova vineyards in Etna is one of the newest additions to the wine territories list of Planeta wines. Nerello and Carricante vines are grown here, since 2008.

Capo Milazzo – Known as the homeland of the Mamertino fruit, the Baronia vineyards in Capo Milazzo is the smallest of all, comprising just about 8 hectares.  Three hectares have been dedicated exclusively for growing ancient varietals such as Vitraruolo, Lucignola and Catanese Nera.

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