La Segreta Il Rosso 2016
Denomination: Sicilia DOC
50% Nero d’Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc
La Segreta takes its name from the woods which surround our Ulmo vineyard. This young fresh wine principally produced from Nero d’Avola grapes, flagship of Sicilian wine, gains its personality and style with the addition of some international grapes. All the vines are knowledgeably cultivated in vineyards owned by Planeta. La Segreta is a versatile companion for daily drinking, suitable for many different occasions. It is a perfect approach to Sicilian wine with its excellent relationship between price and quality, guaranteed by Planeta’s careful input from vine to wine.
VINEYARDS: Dispensa, Gurra, Buonivini.
VARIETY: DISPENSA: Nero d’Avola / Merlot.
BUONIVINI Nero d’Avola / Merlot / Syrah. MAROCCOLI Merlot / Cabernet Franc. GURRA Syrah.
TYPE OF SOIL: DISPENSA Moderately deep, very few stones, average lime. BUONIVINI Very limey, abundant small stones; fine texture with pale chalky sections MAROCCOLI Rich with stones, moderately chalky with abundant limey sections. GURRA Limey and very chalky.
ALTITUDE: DISPENSA 45-75 m a.s.l.
BUONIVINI 40-70 m a.s.l. MAROCCOLI 370/430 m a.s.l. GURRA 75 m a.s.l.
YIELD PER HECTARE: DISPENSA 100 / 90 quintals. BUONIVINI 85 quintals. MAROCCOLI 85 / 70 quintals. GURRA 85 quintals.
TRAINING SYSTEM: DISPENSA, MAROCCOLI, GURRA, BUONIVINI Spurred cordon
PLANTING DENSITY: DISPENSA 4,500 per hectare. BUONIVINI 4,500 per hectare. MAROCCOLI 4,500 per hectare. GURRA 4,500 per hectare.
HARVEST PERIOD: CABERNET FRANC, SYRAH, NERO D’AVOLA 8-15 September. MERLOT 30 August.
VINIFICATION: destalking followed by 7-14 days lying on the skins at a temperature of 25⁰C, after racking maturation in stainless steel.
BOTTLING PERIOD: From March of the year following the harvest.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% vol.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l.
AGING CAPACITY: to drink at once or keep for 2-3 years.
BOTTLE SIZE: 0.375 l, 0.75 l.
TASTING NOTES: An intensely vivid ruby colour. On the nose aromas of redcurrant and mulberry with a slightly spicy and minty finish. In the mouth the wine demonstrates its fine personality with flavours of ripe wild fruits, balanced by a very pleasant full and herbal taste. The tannins are soft and smooth conferring a very versatile character to this red wine.
MATCHING: For daily drinking, it is ideal with Mediterranean pasta dishes and light meals of meat, vegetables or oily fish.