Wine Planeta, "Soleluna" Nero D'Avola-Syrah, Sicilia IGT, 2012
The color of wine - dark ruby.
The wine has a light flavor with hints of cherry and white raisins, felt tart spice, continuing a long aftertaste.
The aroma of wine is dominated by shades of cherry and ripe gooseberry and nuances of bay leaf and pepper.
The wine is recommended to serve with red meat, game, poultry, grilled meat.
Rich red wine "Soleluna" with bright fruit and berry shades are made of two grape varieties - Syrah and Nero d'Avola. Each of the varieties were fermented separately at individual, strictly controlled temperatures. The wine is aged in oak barrels.
Syrah grapes, just referred to as Shiraz, Inonu Noir or Anturneren Noir is one of the favorites of many winemakers around the world. The origin of the species and its appearance in France - a controversial issue. The most popular version is that the birthplace of Syrah - Iranian city of Shiraz, and in Europe, more precisely in Marseille, a grade was due fokiytsam. There is also a version that Syrah - is the result of crossing two varieties of the ancient - Mondes Blanche (Savoia) and Dyureza. Sort Nero d'Avola - one of the most popular varieties of Sicily. His connection with this part of Italy is undeniable and is reflected even in the title - the grapes is called in honor of Avola settlements in southern Sicily. The variety has long been cultivated in the vicinity of Syracuse.
Planeta - is the name of a family of Italian winemakers, whose three members - Alessio, Francesca and Santi - together with the oenologist Carlo today run this economy. Family Planet has contributed greatly to agriculture in the region of Sicily. As for the wine, although the industry is relatively new for them, nevertheless, in a very short time they built an empire of the four estates with vineyards and two wineries located along the southern coast of Sicily and connected one way.
Winery Ulmo was the first step of the family of planets. It was built in 1995 near Sambuca di Sicilia, and her work is focused on white wines, mostly from Chardonnay and Fiano. It produces Segreta Bianco, Alastro, Cometa and the famous Chardonnay - a wine that has brought the company worldwide fame. There are also beautiful tasting room, located in the mansion of the XVI century, many vineyards and old olive grove.
In 2001 Planeta winery Dispensa built near the town of Menefee, closer to the coast. Here, their efforts are focused on red wines and the winery is surrounded by the largest of the family-owned vineyards. This winery produced "La Segreta" Rosso , Merlot , Syrah and a great "Burdese" - Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The planet has more vineyards further east: in Noto (Syracuse) with Nero d'Avola and Moscato in the family homestead Dorilli in Acate, where they grow autochthonous red varieties Nero d'Avola and Frappato.
Exceptional and consistently high quality wines Planet took its rightful place among the best wines of the Italian manufacturers and were marked by many awards specialized wine competitions and tastings.