Planeta Santa Cecilia 2018
93 Points - James Suckling. Santa Cecilia is Planeta's top-of-the-range wine, from the most important Sicilian variety; Nero d’Avola. The extensive research into finding the ideal place for making a great wine from this variety brought Planeta to Noto, the original territory of this variety. With its white lands and its antique vines, it has always been the epicentre of Nero d’Avola cultivation. Santa Cecilia is an expression of elegance, power, balance and exaltation of the unique aromas of Sicily; today it is the point of reference for red wines made from indigenous Sicilian grapes. Red fruit is sour cherry bottled in spirit and very ripe blackberry; the citrus fruit is bergamot and bitter orange. The spices are carob flour and incense.
£174.96 Case of 6, save £43.74
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Movement between balsamic, grassy and notes of many different fruits. The nose opens with notes of Mediterranean macchia and aromas of seawrack piled on Sicilian beaches. The red fruit is sour cherry bottled in spirit and very ripe blackberry; the citrus fruit is bergamot and bitter orange. The spices are carob flour and incense. On the palate the ripe fruit combines well with the wood tannin in accompanying a very densely textured tannin but open and measured to the structure of this wine with its complex and unmistakeable personality.
93 Points - James Suckling
About the Producer
In the middle of the 1980’s Planeta planted their first vines around the 16th century farmhouse which the family has always owned; a beautiful place full of memories which they wanted to provide with a new future. The first winery was built in 1995 on the banks of the Lake Arancio and its nearby woods, in really delightful countryside. Now, Planeta is an iconic winery producing magnificent wines both from local Sicilian varieties and more internationally known grapes.
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