Planeta 2013 Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 20, 2017
- Last modified: November 20, 2017
The only DOCG in Sicily, this takes its name from “Cerasa,” cherry in Sicilian dialect. This is a 60/40 blend of indigenous varieties Nero d’Avola and Frappato, and from the countryside of Dorilli, between the sea and the Iblean mountains. 14 days on the skins, this spent its life in stainless before being bottled. Medium-bodied with salted raspberry, plum cherry-bodied, wild tobacco, geraniums, anise, olive, sea salt and squid ink, the complexities of this wine reveal over the course of the evening. The finish is lingering and haunting; drinking beautifully now, with or without food (but stunning with fennel, sardines and orange or a funghi pizza).