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Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittorio Dorilli 2010
Color: Intense ruby red with pink hues Bouquet: 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
Editorial Reviews for Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittorio Dorilli
Strawberry and strawberry leaf on the nose with a slightly creamy edge and subtle undertones of fur, mineral and a slightly green berry tone. Silky in the mouth with fine balance to the tight mid-palate with dark mineral and fruit notes. There’s a little smoke and anise adding complexity with front-loaded fruit that emerges with time. This needs some time to relax, though the finish is already quite long with sweet spice and herb notes. 89pts
The wine had a rich cherry-red color. ABV was label listed at 13%. On the nose, I had aromas of pomegranate and a variety of red fruits (strawberry and cherry were among them). In general, the aromas were the typical Cerasuolo di Vittoria ones. In the mouth, I had a variety of fruits and some minerals which caused a tickly feeling on my tongue. The finish was a little bit fruity and persistently long. While drinking it, I was always wondering how this wine would taste if I had stored it for a few years. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com/2010-planeta-cerasuolo-di-vittoria/
Campfire/leather tasting. Not a huge fan. almost a hint of christmas tree weirdness in the background. Uchi, August 9, 2012, Sarah, Mom and Dad
External Reviews for Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittorio Dorilli
Find Planeta Cerasuolo at a Retailer near you! 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. This delightful wine is named for its remarkable color as cerasuolo means "cherry red" in Italian. Made from two local grapes, the Frappato imparts ripe berry flavors and freshness, while the Nero d'Avola lends a supple tannic structure, richness and intensity. Production Area Vittoria, Sicily, Italy Grape Varieties 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato (a local grape variety) Vinification The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; extraction on skins conducted, with 8 days of maceration. After racking, malolactic fermentation takes place in steel tanks. Aged for four months in 100% stainless steel prior to bottling in mid-February. Color Intense ruby red with pink hues Bouquet 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 Alcohol 13.3% 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
/ This is a light red that can be consumed slightly chilled. Aromas include strawberries, raspberries and garden herbs, with flavors that are briary and herbal, yet rounded, layered with plenty of fresh fruit.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2009 - 4 stars, Restaurant Wine/ A supple, intensely fruity wine, with full body, moderate depth, and a smooth, long finish, tasting of strawberry jam, cassis, and red currant. Ready to drink.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2009 - 90 points, International Wine Cellar/ Light, bright red. The herbal, floral and fruity nose (red berries, sour red cherry) strongly reminded me of frappato. Then more red fruits on the palate, with enticing freshness and a hint of spice. Finishes bright, long and pure. Excellent.
/ A blend of 60% Nero d’Avola and 40% Frappato aged solely in stainless steel. Deep garnet with aromas of marascino cherry and rose petals- lovely! Mediumfull, this has tasty, fresh fruit, moderate tannins and very good fruit persistence. Very good winemaking- very clean and nicely balanced. One of the best examples of this wine.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2007 - 87 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ Planeta’s Cerasuolo di Vittoria (a blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola that recently became the first Sicilian wine to earn a prestigious DOCG designation) offers beautiful integrity of fruit followed by simple berry and spice nuances. It ends with crisp freshness and cheerful flavors of raspberry and marzipan.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2007 - Top Pick, Diversion Magazine/ Here’s a velvety, light, juicy, flat-out delightful red from Sicily. The name “cerasuolo” refers to cherries—in this case a cherry-red color, as well as a whiff of red cherry along with an unmistakable scent of ripe strawberries. Composed of two indigenous Sicilian red grapes, nero d’Avola and frappato, this wine is meant to be served slightly cool and accompanied by anything from salmon to a slice of pâté to a bowl of good potato chips.
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