Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008

Red Blends from Sicily, Italy

Price: $23.99
Item No. 108580
  • WS87
  • WE87
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The color is an ruby red with pink hues. The aroma is typical of wines produced in the Vittoria area, fruity, reminiscent of red berries, strawberries, cherries, figs, ginger and fruit drops. Oon the palate it is very distinctive; this is the wine that best highlights the characteristics of the terroir. It is supple, vibrant and wonderfully fresh, with a long finish.

A versatile wine, excellent with first and second courses. Ideal with soups, broiled shellfish, lamb and medium-aged cheeses. Served cool in the summer, it makes a refreshing aperitif.

Critical Acclaim

"Spicy cherry and raspberry notes are light yet lingering in this quaffable, medium-bodied red, which finishes with a pleasant hint of ash. Nero d'Avola and Frappato. Drink now. 1,000 cases imported."
87 Points

"Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a delightfully light and fresh red wine (a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, two native Sicilian grapes) that offers delicate berry notes with cola and almond paste. It’s a very food-friendly wine with pretty mineral tones on the close."
87 Points

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The Planeta family had been cultivating vines in the region of Manfi and Sambuca di Sicilia, not far from Agrigento, for more than 300 years. The company is managed today by the new generation under the direction of Diego Planeta, President since 1972, of the local cooperative and an influential figure in the increase of awareness of quality wines in this region. Other family...

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Learn About Sicily

(SIH-sih-lee) Sicily makes a lot o' wine. From Marsala, the sweet, fortified wine of the region, to up-and-coming Nero d'Avola, this hot and hilly region is diverse. Sicily was at one time more quantity focused than quality, and while it's still producing a great deal of wine, the quality coming out is much better. With poor soil (great for grapes), warm sunshine, little...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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