2016 Planeta ‘Santa Cecilia’ Nero d’Avola Sicily

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WA94

This is such a brilliant, spicy and fruity wine, you’ll want to keep coming back to it. Robert Parker marks Planeta’s Nero d’Avola as a key player on “a timeline for Sicilian winemaking in general. You can trace the stylistic changes through the years. In this case, dark fruit is followed by scorched earth, black olive and wild Sicilian fennel.” Compact, ripe fruit and balsamic notes on the palate offer a momentous accompaniment to the dense tannins and baritone structure. An authentic expression of the region and varietal alike, this is a must-try.

Varietal:
Nero d'Avola
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Sicily
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1045789
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA94

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Noto Santa Cecilia takes its icon Sicilian wine status to heart and delivers a knockout performance that is both powerful and elegant, Sicilian and international. A wine like this needs revisiting every once in a while and you can taste the more focused and streamlined style in a recent vintage like this compared to one that may have been released ten or more years ago. The importance of a wine like this is that it creates a blueprint or a timeline for Sicilian winemaking in general. You can trace the stylistic changes through the years. In this case, dark fruit is followed by scorched earth, black olive and wild Sicilian fennel. Those authentic Nero d'Avola aromas emerge with momentum and determination.