Santa Cecilia - 2003/04/05 - Planeta Winery
Grape varierty: 100% Nero D'Avola.
Production area: Noto (Siracusa).
Yield: 65 hl per hectare.
Vinification: destalking followed by 21 days remaining on the skins; after racking malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, maturation for 14 months in barriques. Aged in Allier oak barriques used 2 or 3 times.
Description: A very spicy fruity wine, brilliant and clear, perfumed with carob, bergamot and orange peel. The compact ripe fruit and balsamic notes on the palate dissolve in a sweet and vigorous manner to accompany tannins of dense texture but also open and calibrated to the structure of this wine of deep baritone tones. Traces of graphite confer elements of a high tasting lineage while cleverly elicited wild blackberry and cherry maintain the wine on a register of rigorous style and taste.
Matching: A wine which has no fear of the riskiest matchings such as pork marinated with chili pepper or dishes of fish with rich fibrous flesh.
Serving temperature: 18°C.
Ageing potential: min. 10 - 15 years.
Bottle to: 0,75 liters.