Planeta - Plumbago

88 points - The Wine Advocate
Planeta - Plumbago - 2017 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Planeta - Plumbago

88 points - The Wine Advocate
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Opening to a dark garnet appearance and shapely black fruit aromas, the 2017 Sicilia Nero d'Avola Plumbago does a great job of showing the round and soft side of the grape without dwelling on the black olive and chopped fennel aromas that you sometimes get with this native grape. I wonder if they were ironed out by the 2017 vintage heat. If you are new to Nero d'Avola, let this easy wine be your guide.
The nose offers delicacy, fruit, controlled power, a certain subtlety and a certain intensity. It reveals notes of blackberry, cassis and small notes of strawberry associated with touches of black plum as well as slight hints of liquorice, chocolate and pepper. The palate is fruity and offers freshness, minerality, delicacy, control and a good definition. On the palate, this wine expresses notes of pulpy/juicy blackberry, violet and small notes of crushed cassis associated with touches of raspberry, small pulpy red berries as well as hints of chocolate, vanilla, toasted almond and a subtle hint of olive and sage. Good persistence. A very fine chew on the finish. A beautiful wine!
Type:
Red
Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicily
Appellation:
Sicilia IGT
Producer:
Planeta
Grapes/Blend:
Nero D Avola

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Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and has a long history of wine production dating back to ancient times. The island's warm climate and volcanic soil provide ideal conditions for growing a variety of grapes, including...

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and has a long history of wine production dating back to ancient times. The island's warm climate and volcanic soil provide ideal conditions for growing a variety of grapes, including Nero d'Avola, Grillo, and Catarratto.

Sicilian wines are known for their bold, full-bodied flavors and high alcohol content. Red wines from the region are particularly popular, with Nero d'Avola being the most widely planted grape variety. These wines are characterized by their dark fruit flavors, such as black cherry and plum, and often have a spicy finish.

White wines from Sicily are also gaining popularity, with Grillo being the most commonly used grape variety. These wines are known for their crisp acidity and citrus flavors, such as lemon and grapefruit.

In addition to wine, Sicily is also known for its production of Marsala, a fortified wine made from a blend of white grapes. This wine is aged for a minimum of one year and has a rich, caramel-like flavor.

Overall, Sicily is a region with a rich history of wine production and a diverse range of styles to offer. Its wines are gaining recognition on the international stage and are definitely worth exploring.

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