In local dialect Burdese means ‘bordolese’ (from Bordeaux) and refers to the classic grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This is a red wine of great density, structure and balance, produced in limited quantity from selected vineyards. Burdese is a splendid wine for aging that offers a complexity of aromas and flavours, a product of the Sicilian sun.
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|Zona di Produzione||Sicilia Occidentale|
Grape varieties 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
Area of vineyards Menfi e Sambuca di Sicilia (Agrigento)
Vineyards Dispensa, Maroccoli
Destemming followed by 15-18 days of maceration on grapeskins in stainless steel tanks; after decanting, maturation in new Allier oak casks for 14 months, malolactic fermentation in wood
Ageing potential To drink at once or to keep for 10-12 years
Color Ruby red high concentration
Nose The nose is rich and concentrated. Intertwining of spices, red fruit, black cherry with accents of leather, earth, cocoa, marine and mineral notes. The frame is balmy almost minty
Palate The mouth is full, aggressive, energetic, clear and substantial tannin structure supported by dense and deep. The tannin of the wood blends well with the tannins of the wine that prevails. Long and enjoyable final: concentration and elegance in harmony
Food matching Main dishes based on mushrooms and braised food, beef fillet with black pepper, game, wild boar
Planeta home-made dishes Baked stuffed piglet, fettuccine with meat sauce, whole fillet of beef with wine, baked lamb with potatoes
Sicilian dishes Ravioli with ricotta, mutton, stewed kid with potatoes, risotto with caciocavallo cheese (Ragusano D.O.P)
La Foresteria dishes Grilled beef tenderloin cubes marinated in planeta whiskey with oiled mashed potatoes