Nero d'Avola Plumbago by Planeta
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Plumbago Planeta winery

Nero d'Avola Menfi DOC wine

Plumbago is a single-variety Nero d’Avola, called after the beautifully coloured purple wild flower that grows in the woods surrounding the baglio and vineyards of Ulmo.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2021

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Plumbago Nero d'Avola DOC Menfi Planeta cellars

Planeta's Plumbago is not the classic and austere Nero d'Avola but a soft and fruity Nero d'Avola produced in the old vineyard near Lago Arancio. Pleasant to sip due to its natural sweetness.

Vines: Ulmo, Pantry

Grape Variety: Nero d'Avola

Type of soil: ULMO: medium-textured, medium-deep to deep soil with an abundant skeleton consisting of pebbles, slightly calcareous, and with fractions of dark and vegetal soils; DISPENSA: moderately deep, scarce almost absent skeleton, moderately calcareous

Altitude: ULMO: 195 meters above sea level; DISPENSA: 75 meters above sea level

Yield per hectare: ULMO: 80 quintals; DISPENSA: 70 quintals

Training system: espalier with spurred cordon pruning

Vine density: ULMO: 4,545 plants per hectare; DISPENSA: 5,050 plants per hectare

Harvest period: second week of September

Harvest: grapes harvested by hand, placed in backpacks and immediately transported to the cellar

Vinification: after destemming, crushing and crushing, the grapes ferment in steel tanks. The grapes were moved 2/3 times a day with very short pumping overs - between 12 and 18 minutes - depending on the fermentation phase, in order to respect the possible the peel and therefore enhance the complexity of the wine. The fermentation lasted 8 days, with the temperature maintained at around 14-15°C in the first stages, the second stage at 18-21°C and finally, as it reached its conclusion, at 24-25°C. After fermentation, the tanks were filled with wine from the same vineyard of origin, to continue with a targeted maceration of 10/12 days with submerged cap (skins in contact with the wine) and at the end of the racking. During the twelve days of maceration the temperature is regulated around 21-23°C to favor the so-called “FML”, which is made entirely of steel; at the end, the wine is drawn off, racked and transferred to French oak barriques for 10 months of aging

Refinement: 3rd and 4th passage barriques and tonneaux in French Allier oak

Bottling period: June 2023

Alcohol content: 13.5% vol

Total acidity: 5.85 gr/l

pH: 3.45

Color: Saturated purple violet that you can't wait to drink.

Nose: Plumbago, dominated by the scent of ripe plums and wild blackberries, shows pleasantly complex aromatic traits of incense, jasmine and black truffle.

Palate: The texture of the tannin is varied and combines soft, sweet and seductive aspects, like a Sacher cake, with the harder, direct and austere ones of a Modica chocolate bar.

Pairings: Perfect in combinations with grilled meats with which it finds an affinity for smoky tones. Its natural sweetness goes well with any sauces.

Aging capacity: to drink immediately or to age up to 10 years

Originally bottled by Azienda Agricole PLANETA s.s - Menfi (AG) - Italy

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