2018 La Segreta Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC, Planeta


Segreta Rosso, Planeta 


13% ABV  

Tasting Note: Planeta is a Sicilian powerhouse and this, from their Menfi vineyards, is spicy, perfumed with crushed strawberry and pleasingly finishes with a light scattering of chocolate. 

Food Matching: A large range of dishes complement the characters of this wine, like pasta dishes, grilled meat or even fish soup. 

Unique Selling Point: Translated, La Segreta means 'the secret'.This Sicilian secret is filled with ripe berry fruit and spices, made from a blend of Italian and French grapes. 

Production Method: Colour: Ruby red with purple hue. Nose: Marked, with intense aromas of redcurrant, mulberry and raspberry mingled with cyclamen and mossy notes. Hints of chocolates and mint can also be found. Palate: Supple, rounded and dry, the medium to full body is characterised by ripe berry fruits with a crunchy texture, supported with good acidity and structure that add balance and help keep the finish lengthy and clean. 

Vineyard: La Segreta takes its name from the woods which surround our Ulmo vineyard. This young fresh wine principally produced from Nero d’Avola grapes, flagship of Sicilian wine, gains its personality and style with the addition of some international grapes. All the vines are knowledgeably cultivated in vineyards owned by Planeta. The altitude is between 40 and 430 metres above sea level and vines are planted at a density of 4500 plants per hectare with the Guyot training system. 

Vinification: The 3 varietals were all harvested and vinified seperately in order to facilitate maximum complexity, the grapes were destemmed and crushed before maceration on skins for 10-14 days, then ageing partly in steel vessels and partly in 2 year old barrels for 3 months.