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wine assessment is a pleasant, dry rosé wine from Sicily that might be coming to LCBO VINTAGES on .

Planeta Vineyard is likely one of the premier wine estates of Sicily and a veritable superb wine empire. The corporate has vineyards and estates everywhere in the island of Sicily together with the Ulmo Contrada and vineyards in Sambuca di Sicilia the place yow will discover their first winemaking facility and exquisite ancestral household dwelling, situated on the Arancio Lake; the Dispensa winery in Menfi, the place in addition they make high-end olive oils on the close by Capparina mill; the beautiful Dorilli property in Vittoria in southern Sicily; the Buonvini vineyards and underground vineyard close to the Baroque city of Noto in southeastern Sicily; the Sciaranuova winery and property situated within the thrilling superb wine area of volcanic Mount Etna; and their latest and smallest property is the Capo Milazzo vineyard situated in northeastern Sicily.

This rosé comes from their Dispensa Winery throughout the Menfi (Agrigento) district on the western a part of the island. Menfi is the place is the historical past of the household and their enterprise started. The household planted their first vines on the Ulmo property, a number of metres from Lake Arancio and the 16th century farmhouse which has been within the household for 17 generations. The household homes all reside throughout the space in Baglio, in addition to their library which holds a whole lot of Italian and overseas books from 1700 to the current day, all devoted to vines and wine. It is usually in Menfi the place yow will discover the stays of an historical Phoenician wine press.

The soils in Menfi are reasonably limey with combined yellow and gray chalk, reasonably superb textured, and some stones current. It was vinified by destalking and despatched to mushy urgent for a quick maceration of 1-2 hours to attain an ideal extraction of color. After should was obtained, it was decanted, then transferred and fermented at 15°C in stainless-steel vats.

Tasting Observe:

PLANETA ROSÉ 2018 – DOC Sicilia, Italy (#111856) (XD) – $17.95
Screw cap. Equal elements Nero d’Avola and Syrah. Contemporary, medium depth nostril gives floral, orange blossom, melon, ripe berry, natural notes and a few minerality. It’s medium-bodied and dry with saline minerality, citrus, melon, strawberry and natural flavours which might be supported by crisp, vibrant acidity that’s best for meals pairing. Extra saline mineral and melon notes linger on the end, with superb size. Rating: 89 pts