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Baglio di Pianetto Ramione 2004

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Winemaker Notes

Intense, pronounced nose of refined quality. Aromas of jam and red berries precede spicy notes of vanilla, licorice and nutmeg. A soft and balanced wine, of good intensity and lasting persistence. The wine is well-structured and harmonious with medium body, expressing the diverse characteristics of the terroir.

Blend: 50% Merlot, 50% Nero d'Avola

Critical Acclaim

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Ramione (50% Nero d’Avola, 50% Merlot) is a pretty, generous offering made in a straightforward, accessible style. Although Merlot gives the wine an attractive, plump personality the Ramione doesn’t quite have the sense of identity the top bottlings offer. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2014.
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Baglio di Pianetto

Baglio di Pianetto

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Baglio di Pianetto, Sicily, Italy
2004 Ramione
Baglio di Pianetto is a winery carefully built and groomed to produce world-class Sicilian wine. Sicily is one of Italy's oldest and largest wine-producing regions, and has attracted great attention from top winemakers and consumers alike.

The estate of Baglio di Pianetto includes two vineyards, carefully selected within Sicily and developed to take advantage of altitude and location. The winery combines indigenous grape varietals with classic international grapes to create wines of distinctive character and interest. To recognize the advancements in winemaking in this region, Sicily, along with the rest of Southern Italy, was named Wine Enthusiast's "Region of the Year" in 2003.

A large, geographically and climatically diverse island off the toe of Italy, Sicily has long been recognized for its fortified Marsala wines. It is also home to red and white table wines that have been steadily increasing in quality and popularity over the past few decades, allowing Italy’s fourth largest wine-producing region to shed its former image as merely a supplier of bulk wine. Certainly, plenty of bulk wine is still made here, but those who look beyond that will find plenty of high-quality wines for every-day drinking as well as bottles from boutique producers who espouse thoughtful vineyard practices (the organic wine movement thrives here). Though most think of the climate here as simply hot and dry, there is some variation on the sun-drenched island, particularly at high elevation on the slopes of Mount Etna.

Although Sicily’s comeback began with clever labels and easily recognizable international varieties, its charm lies in its indigenous grapes. Nero d’Avola is the most widely planted red variety, responsible for full-bodied, berry fruited wines throughout the island. In Cerasuolo di Vittoria, it is blended with the lighter, more floral Frappato to create an elegantly balanced wine. On the volcanic soils of Mount Etna, many noteworthy wines are being produced in every color—whites from Cataratto and Carricante, and rosés from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. All of these wines share a racy streak of minerality and at their best can bear more than a slight resemblance to their respective Burgundies. Grillo and Inzolia, the grapes of Marsala, are used to produce generally simple, crisp dry whites. Pantelleria, a subtropical island belonging to the province of Sicily, specializes in Moscato di Pantelleria, made from the variety locally known as Zibibbo.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

ULL656263_2004 Item# 99457

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