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Planeta Merlot Sito Dell'Ulmo 2006

Planeta Merlot Sito Dell'Ulmo 750ml 2006     
Sku: 1690563*

Menfi, in the southeastern portion of Sicily, is the heart of Planeta and its operational base. Various types of soil are found here, but all are rich in lime and clay, ideal for the international red grape varieties which are transformed into wine at La Dispensa winery - Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Tasting notes
Color - Intense ruby red Bouquet - Refined scents ofblack currant, ripe prune and violet, with a whisper of mint chocolate; penetrating notes of sage and bay leaves Taste - Full, velvety and lingering on the palate; fruit flavors, tannins and a light acidity are in harmonious balance

 Wine Spectator 87 points (Jun 30 2008)
A pretty red, with chocolate and berry character and a good dose of new wood. Full-bodied, with slightly austere tannins, but enough fruit and mineral character to balance this out. A little too much new wood for me. Should mellow with bottle age. Best after 2010. 9,165 cases made. -JS

Wine maker notes
The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; extraction on skins followed by 14 days of maceration at 82F with fermentation taking place in stainless steel tanks. After racking, the wine matures for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Technical notes
100% Merlot

Food pairing
Enjoy with grilled meats, hearty vegetable dishes and stews.

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Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvig
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub-Region: Menfi
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
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