Planeta Mamertino 2017

Planeta Mamertino 2017

 

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Planeta
Mamertino 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sicily
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Nocera

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 90+ 2017
WS Wine Spectator 90 2015
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A denomination rooted in antiquity when the Mamertini produced this wine, described by Pliny and beloved by Julius Caesar, at Milazzo.
Nero d’Avola and Nocera, 12 months of maturation in 35 hl barrels. The small winery stands a short distance from the sea and surrounded by the spectacular vines we have planted at Capo Milazzo.
The Fondazione Barone Lucifero, proprietor of the land, uses part of the income for social, cultural and recreational activities for children in the Milazzo area.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90+ Points (2017)
The 2017 Mamertino is a unique wine that represents a DOC wine appellation in Milazzo (in the northern tip of Sicily) that gets very little use as far as I can tell. The traditional blend is Nero d'Avola and Nocera, and the wine is easy in approach and execution. There's nothing too complicated here—just fresh cherry and blackberry followed by earthy tones and some subtle mineral or sea breeze nuances.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2015)
This elegant version is finely balanced and medium-bodied, with delicately woven flavors of crushed mulberry, black licorice, dried fig and dried sage, backed by supple tannins. Nero d'Avola and Nocera. Drink now through 2025. 1,400 cases made.

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Planeta Mamertino 2017 Reviewed by Robert Parker 14-11-2020 . Score: 4.5