Santa Cecilia Planeta 2018

Still red wine, robust and important, fruity and aged in barriques
27.00 €
Immediate availability

Characteristics

Denomination

Noto DOC

Grape varieties

Nero d'Avola 100%

Category

Red Wines

Region

Sicily (Italy)

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size

75 cl Bottle

Aging

12 months in oak barrels, one third of which are new and the remaining part of second and third passage

Additional notes

Contains sulfites

Awards and accolades

James Suckling
2017
94 / 100
Bibenda
2017
Vitae AIS
2017
Gambero Rosso
2017
2 / 3
Veronelli
2017
89 / 100

To enjoy it at its best

Serving temp.
18°-20°C
When to open
To enjoy it at its best, we recommend you to let the wine 'breathe' at least 1 or 2 hours before serving
Glass
Large goblet
Large goblet

Perfect for red wines with good structure and intensity, which need oxygenation to open up and develop their intense and complex aromas

When to drink

When to drink

Evolving

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

You can easily leave it in your cellar for 4-5 years

RED WINE SANTA CECILIA PLANETA 2018 DESCRIPTION

Nero d'Avola Santa Cecilia by Planeta is undoubtedly one of the best wines produced with this variety in Siciliy. There are no accurate historical information about this red grape variety, one of the most representative in the region. Ancient records show that the Nero d'Avola makes its first appearance in the history of wine of Sicily with a very designation different from nowadays: Calabrese is the name by which it was indicated throughout the nineteenth century. The name Calabrese is nothing but an italianized version of the Sicilian dialect word "calavrisi", or "grape of Avola", a small town of Syracuse, from which the grape then spread. A long process of research of the best place to make a great wine with this grape variety has led Planeta to Noto, in the extreme south of Sicily, right near Avola. The name of the base cru speaks for itself: it is called Buonivini ("Goodwines" in English) and provides one of the richest compositions of limestone in the whole region. From the preciousness of this terroir and from a meticulous work in the winery takes origin Santa Cecilia, a wine that shows a strong expression of elegance, power, balance and exaltation of the unique fragrances of Sicily.

Colour Intense ruby red

Scent Intense and complex, with rich aromas of wild fruits such as blueberry and cassis, and a pleasant mild balsamic note

Taste Full, warm, rich in tannins and with good softness

producer: Planeta

Main wines
Nero d'Avola, Merlot, Syrah, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Chardonnay, Fiano
Foundation year
1985
Hectares of vineyards
395
Winery-owned grapes
100%
Annual production
2.500.000 bt
Enologist
Alessio Planeta
Address
Planeta, Contrada Dispensa - 92013 Menfi (AG)

Perfect to drink with

  • Red Meat Stew
  • Risotto with Mushroom
  • Game
  • Roasted and Grilled Meat
  • White Meat Stew
  • Pasta Bolognese