Planeta DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2016
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: December 5, 2017
- Last modified: December 5, 2017
The only DOCG in Sicily, this wine takes its name from Cerasa, or “cherry” in Sicilian dialect. This is a 60/40 blend of indigenous varieties Nero d’Avola and Frappato from the countryside of Dorilli between the sea and the Iblean mountains. Fourteen days on the skins, this wine 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 are revealed over the course of an 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).