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2011 Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Red Blend-Italy-Sicily

This delightful wine is named for its remarkable color as cerasuolo means "cherry red" in Italian. Made from two local grapes, the Frappato (40%) imparts ripe berry flavors and freshness, while the Nero d'Avola (60%) lends a supple tannic structure, richness and intensity. DESCRIPTION: Color: Intense ruby red with pink hues. Aroma: Typical of wines produced in the Vittoria area, fruity, reminiscent of red berries, strawberries, cherries, figs, ginger and fruit drops. Very distinctive, this is the wine that best highlights the characteristics of the terroir. Taste: Supple, vibrant and wonderfully fresh, with a long finish. SERVING SUGGESTIONS: A versatile wine, excellent with first and second courses. Ideal with soups, broiled shellfish, lamb and medium-aged cheeses. Served cool in the summer, it makes a refreshing aperitif.


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Critic Scores

WE 88

...a light, fragrant red wine that pairs with creamy shrimp risotto or white meat. Measured and elegant in terms of intensity, it offers pleasing...

...a light, fragrant red wine that pairs with creamy shrimp risotto or white meat. Measured and elegant in terms of intensity, it offers pleasing freshness.

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JS 91

A fascinating character of spices and plums. Cinnamon and cumin. Full yet light and fruity. Fresh. Delicious. Drink it. 60% Nero d'Avola and...

A fascinating character of spices and plums. Cinnamon and cumin. Full yet light and fruity. Fresh. Delicious. Drink it. 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato.

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JS 91

A fascinating character of spices and plums. Cinnamon and cumin. Full yet light and fruity. Fresh. Delicious. Drink it. 60% Nero d'Avola and...

A fascinating character of spices and plums. Cinnamon and cumin. Full yet light and fruity. Fresh. Delicious. Drink it. 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato.

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About: Planeta

Planeta is a Journey through Sicily. And that journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate which the Planeta family has owned since...

Planeta is a Journey through Sicily. And that journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate which the Planeta family has owned since the 1600s. Here on Italy?s most enchanting island, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s. Subsequent years were spent matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international varieties. Years of careful research paid off when the Planeta wines were met with immediate critical acclaim upon introduction in the U.S. in the late 1990s. The trio subsequently traveled to Vittoria in southeastern Sicily in search of one of the most unmistakable wines, Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G, currently the only D.O.C.G in Sicily. Here, they established the Planeta farmhouse at Dorilli, near land which belonged to the Planetas? paternal grandmother.

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$19.99each

750 MILLILITER

10% off any purchase of 6 bottles or more. Discount will be applied at checkout.