Santa Cecilia of Planeta is a Nero d'Avola that is born in Noto, place of origin of this variety. Expression of elegance, power, balance and exaltation of the unique fragrances of the land of Sicily and finally today a reference point for the red of the native Sicilian grapes. It goes with main meat and fish courses. Also recommended in combination with the ethnic cuisine
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|Alcohol Content||14% vol.|
|Formats||Bottle of 750 ml.|
|Tasting||Color - purple purplish scent - hints of fruit, black cherry and ripe plum mixed with citrus, carob and liquorice - Palate - vigorous and smooth structure to cool and firm tannins.|
|Food matches||Red Meat, Roasted Beef, Fish plates, Asian Food|
|Service temperature||17° - 18° C.|
|Suggested glass||Tulip glass very large|
|Awards||Vini Buoni d'Italia|
|Scores||Robert Parker 93/100|
Santa Cecilia is our benchmark wine produced from the most important Sicilian grape variety, Nero d’Avola. It came about after much research into the best place to produce a great wine from this variety. For this reason we went to Noto, birthplace of this variety, where the DOC Noto continues to succeed, in the southernmost corner of Sicily. With its white soils and ancient vines, Noto is the epicentre of the Nero d’Avola cultivation.The wine expresses elegance, power, balance and emphasis on the unique aromas of Sicily, and now is finally a point of reference for red wines from indigenous Sicilian grapes.Its name is derived from that of our family – Planeta di Santa Cecilia.
Established in 1995, Planeta is a Sicilian wine producer built on a long agricultural tradition handed down since 1500 through 17 generations in the area between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi.
Today Planeta represents not just one, but six ways of developing the territory, in six different settings. There are, in fact, six Planeta wine producing estates, each one with a specific research and development project. Ulmo, at Sambuca di Sicilia, Dispensa, at Menfi; Dorilli, at Victoria; Buonivini at Noto, Feudo di Mezzo at Etna in Castiglione di Sicilia, and finally, La Baronia, at Capo Milazzo. These are the Planeta locations, comprising a total surface area of 363 hectares of vineyards.
Through its family properties, Planeta can conduct a virtual journey around Sicily and its greatest wines. The stages are up-to-date and innovative yet consistent with a historical and ritualistic interpretation that elsewhere has almost been forgotten. Planeta's project calls for patient and meticulous research, never hurried, and looks just as much to the past as to the future. On the one hand, a deep bond with the oldest wine-making Sicilian tradition, with its heritage of native varieties: Grecanico, Carricante, Moscato di Noto, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese and Nero d'Avola.
On the other, the arena in which the greatest producers of the five continents are appraised for Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet: magnificent classics of international enology interpreted by a territory which puts its unmistakable mark on them.
It is paramount to remember the most inspired and visionary varietal experimentation: it has resulted in obtaining for the first time in Sicily a Fiano with truly revolutionary features. And then,that unique green gold, the Planetas' other passion: extra virgin olive oil produced in the natural oasis of Capparrina, near the beaches of Menfi. The company's activity has one absolutely essential point of reference: environmental sustainability, achieved through landscape conservation, renewable energy, recycled materials and sustainable agriculture, with the utmost respect for the territory, cultural heritage and the communities within which the company operates.
Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta gave life to this project, but behind them they have the whole family, rooted in the reality of Sicilian agriculture for generations, beginning with Diego Planeta, considered the leading figure in the rebirth of the Sicilian wine industry in the last forty years. A brand, a family that has aimed at ambitious goals, following the lode-star of quality.