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Noto Nero D'Avola DOC
Grape Varieties100% Nero d'Avola
- 92 Points
DescriptionPlaneta is a Journey through Sicily which begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate which the Planeta family has owned since the 1600s. Here on Italys most enchanting island, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s. Years were spent matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international varieties. The Buonivini estate takes its name from the ancient district in which it is located. Planeta acquired the estate in 1998, captured by the beauty and the rich wine-making tradition of the area. Both nero davola and moscato bianco are grown on the estate. The wines are vinified in the invisible wine cellar that was completed in 2003 and built that way to minimize environmental impact.From the heart of the Noto DOC, located in the historic district of Buonivini and Agliastro, where Nero dAvola has always been cultivated, comes Planetas new interpretation of this famous, indigenous variety. Planetas Noto Nero dAvola is the perfect expression of its territory in an approachable, but still unique and modern interpretation.
VinificationDe-stemming and crushing is followed by 16 days of maceration on the skins. After racking, the wine is aged for 10 months in 2 and 3 year old Allier oak barriques.
NoseMulberry and blackberry aromas along with spice and balsamic notes.
PalateVibrant acidity and dark fruit are elegantly balanced with soft tannins.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.54TA: 5.2
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with red meat, hearty pastas.