Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WBW#42 Just Seven Words

Country: Italy
Region: Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Alcohol: 13%
Price: €14.95
Closure: Cork

This weeks wine blogging wednesday theme, hosted by the guys at Spittoon, is to describe an Italian red in seven words. Considering I am a wordy bastard that's quite a challenge. Anyway first a little about the wine, the varieties it was made from and region in which it was made.

The wine I will review is the 2006 Planeta Cerasuolo Di Vittoria. Planeta is a family business started by three members of the Sicilian Planeta family - Alessio, Francesca and Santi - in the mid 1980's. They produce 11 wines and 3 Extra Virgin Olive Oils from the 350 hectares of vineyard and 75 hectares of olive grove that they own throughout Sicily.

The wine is made from Nero d'Avola (60%) and Frappato (40%) both grape varieties indigenous to Italy and both very important in Sicilian wine production. The vines producing this wine are around ten years old and the wine produced has seen no oak treatment.

Here are my seven words: like your mother-in-law; spicey, tart and sweet.


Nicolas Ritoux said...

I love your seven words!

Your description of that Sicily winery made me feel warmer in the cold Canadian winter... :)

I quoted your 7 words in the article about that wine in Vinismo:

Feel free to add to the article if you want to.


Andrew said...

a cheeky little tasting note!

Thanks for taking part in WBW. It was fun, no?