La Segreta takes its name from the woods which surround our Ulmo vineyard. This young fresh wine principally produced from Nero d’Avola grapes, flagship of Sicilian wine, gains its personality and style with the addition of some international grapes. All the vines are knowledgeably cultivated in vineyards owned by Planeta. La Segreta is a versatile companion for daily drinking, suitable for many different occasions. It is a perfect approach to Sicilian wine with its excellent relationship between price and quality, guaranteed by Planeta’s careful input from vine to wine.
DISTRICT OF VINEYARDS: Menfi, Noto.
VINEYARDS: Dispensa, Buonivini, Maroccoli, Gurra.
TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon.
PLANTING DENSITY: 4.500 vines per hectare.
VINIFICATION: destalking followed by 7-14 days lying on the skins at a temperature of 250C, after racking maturation in stainless
TASTING NOTES: an intensely vivid ruby colour. On the nose aromas of redcurrant and mulberry with a slightly spicy and minty finish. In the mouth the wine demonstrates its fine personality with flavours of ripe wild fruits, balanced by a very pleasant full and herbal taste. The
tannins are soft and smooth conferring a very versatile character to this red wine.
MATCHING: for daily drinking, it is ideal with Mediterranean pasta dishes and light meals of meat, vegetables or oily fish.