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2016 Planeta Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Etna Rosso"

Planeta 2016 Etna Rosso

Winery: Planeta

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Etna Rosso"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 100% Nerello Mascalese

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sicily

State or country: Italy

Price: $26

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: April 24, 2019

Wine Review: This bright red colored wine from Sicily opens with fragrant and attractive strawberry and red cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral infused gentle raspberry tea with a hint of strawberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and gentle tannins sail away nicely. This Nerello Mascalese is very food friendly. It will remind readers of Pinot Noir. I would pair it with crispy pork tenderloin cutlets. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Vanilla, sour cherry, wild strawberry, a very clean floral effect. In the mouth substantial but smooth. Very expressive fruit with more complex aromatic elements of undergrowth, myrtle and oriental spices. A wine which unexpectedly transforms into a champion of drinkable red wine with marked savory flavor and a tasting profile produced by a ferrous touch, rhubarb and very evident black pepper. A wine for everyday drinking. Its gastronomic adaptability allows it to accompany the simplest dishes such as pasta with tomato to more complex dishes of meat and fish.

Organic status: not organic

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