La Segreta by Planeta takes its name from the wood that surrounds our Ulmo vineyard. This young and fresh wine obtained mainly from Nero d'Avola grapes, the flag of Sicily for wine, gains personality and style with the addition of international grapes.
Grapes: 50% Nero D'Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc
Classification: Sicily DOC
Type of wine: Red
First year of production: 1995
Vineyards: Dispensa, Buonivini, Maroccoli, Gurra
Vineyard municipalities: Menfi (AG) and Noto (SR)
Planting year: 1985 and 1996
Altitude: DISPENSA 45-75 meters above sea level, BUONIVINI 40-70 meters above sea level, MOROCCOLI 370-430 meters above sea level, GURRA 75 meters above sea level
Soil type: DISPENSA: moderately deep, scarce almost absent skeleton, moderately calcareous; BUONIVINI: very calcareous soils, abundant and small skeleton. Fine texture with light colored clay fraction; MOROCCOLI: Soil rich in skeleton, moderately clayey with abundant silty fraction; GURRA: calcareous and very clayey.
Yield per hectare: DISPENSA 100/90 quintals; BUONIVINI 85 quintals; MOROCCOLI 85/70 quintals; GURRA 85 quintals
Training system: Spurred cordon
Plant density: 4,500 plants per hectare
Harvest period: August and September
Vinification: Destemming followed by 10-14 days on the skins. After racking, refinement in steel and, for three months, in second passage barriques
Fermentation tanks material: 150 hl stainless steel fermenters
Fermentation temperature: 25°C
Maturation period: After racking, refinement in steel and for three months in second passage barriques
Bottling period: First half of February
Alcoholic content: 13% vol.
Total acidity: 5.55
Aging potential: Wine to be drunk immediately or to be kept for 2-3 years
Originally bottled by Azienda Agricole PLANETA s.s Menfi (AG) Italy