2013 Planeta Nero D'avola Santa Cecilia SicilyNero D'avola from Italy
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"Rich, limestone soil with an abundance of small stones, fine in texture with pale coloured sections of chalk. Santa Cecilia is our highlight from the most important Sicilia...
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 91 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Wonderful aromas of violets and lavender with dark fruits. Medium to full body. I love the energetic acidity combined with the ripe fruit and firm, silky tannins. A fresh finish. Made from nero d'avola grapes."
93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2013 Noto Santa Cecilia is a smooth and delineated expression with dark fruit tones of cherry and plum that rise to the top. The wine shows no rough edges and the mouthfeel is velvety and rich. It sees 21 days of skin maceration and undergoes malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. The finished wine is then aged in two and three-year-old Allier barrique for 14 months. The grape used here is 100% Nero d'Avola. This is a very impressive vintage."
91 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
"Medium red-ruby. Ripe but refined aromas of blackberry, red cherry, tar and licorice. Enters bright but generous on the palate, then shows a more saline but also creamy nuance to the flavors of spicy dark plum, licorice and herbs. Sound acidity and a touch of minerality give shape to the lingering, floral, clean finish."
"Rich, limestone soil with an abundance of small stones, fine in texture with pale coloured sections of chalk.
Santa Cecilia is our highlight from the most important Sicilian grape variety, Nero d’Avola. Our long research into finding the best place to produce a great wine from this grape brought us to Noto, where the DOC Noto insists that the variety originates, at the southern extremity of Sicily. With its white soils and its ancient vines this is the epicentre of cultivation for Nero d’Avola. Santa Cecilia is an expression of elegance, power, balance and eminence of the unique aromas of Sicily, and today is the reference point for red wines produced from indigenous Sicilian grapes. Its name derives from that of our family: Planeta di Santa Cecilia." -Winery
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
91 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
|Taste||plum, berry and white pepper|
|Nose||berry, cherry, plum and earth|