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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Planeta La Segreta Rosso 2008
Planeta La Segreta Rosso 2008
(search item no. 102246)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red with a purple hue. Intense red currant and raspberry blend with cacao and toasted coffee notes. Tannins are fresh and soft. The fruit aromas of the Nero d'Avola give way to the depth of Merlot and Syrah acting as the connecting link.

Serve with risotto, meat, BBQ, lamb in bread crust and medium to strong cheeses.

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About Planeta:

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 members occupy full-time roles in the company. Alessio, with the help of Marcello, is in charge of vineyard management, Francesca looks after sales and marketing. Chiara deals with public relations and Giovanni handles administration - truly a family-fun operation. The two properties which make up the estate, Ulmo and Dispensa, both have north-west facing vineyards located at about 250 meters above sea level. Vines are trained on vertical trellises using double Guyot systems. Ulmo, which began production in 1985, has 45 hectares of vineyard, production from the 37 hectares at the Dispensa estate began with the 1997 vintage.