Planeta Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo 2016

Planeta Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo 2016

 

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Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sicily
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Fruity Medium Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,8°
  • Grappes : 100% Merlot

This exceptional presentation of this noble grape, rich, round and powerful, is found in the winelists of the most prestigious restaurants and winebars round the world

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91 2014
JS James Suckling 92 2013
WS Wine Spectator 90 2012
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2011
More information on wine critics and ratings

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2014)
The 2014 Sicilia Menfi Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo is a darkly concentrated wine with soft cherry layering that segues to spice, plum and moist earth. This is not your usual Merlot by any stretch because there is a wild, slightly green side here that resembles olive or Sicilian caper. But there's plenty of ripe cherry fruit to round off any hard edges. The wine becomes increasingly focused and centered after just a few minutes in the glass.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2013)
A soft and delicious merlot with chocolate and dried fruit character. Orange peel undertones. Full body, round and polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2012)
Dried fig and black olive notes are framed by creamy tannins in this medium-bodied Merlot, with a savory overtone of cured tobacco. Accents of spice and citrus linger on the fresh finish. Drink now through 2022. 6,100 cases made.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2011)
Aromas of blackcurrant, dried plum, Mediterranean herb and espresso lead the nose. The smooth, round palate offers juicy black cherry, blackberry, ground pepper, mint and a light mineral vein alongside smooth, supple tannins.

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WE
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WE
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VN
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JS
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DCT
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RP
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WE
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WE
92
WS
90

Tasting Note: Vibrant Sicilian white wine from volcanic soil, rounded, fruity and perfumed with yellow plums, white stone fruit and herbs.

Food Matching: A white wine for all seasons. Good as an aperitif, but excellent with starters based on fish and pasta.

Vinification: The grapes are picked into crates and are at once refrigerated at 8°C. After light crushing and destemming they are soft pressed. The decanted must is racked and inoculated with yeasts then ferments at 15°C for 20 days. The wine thus obtained remains on the lees until February with continuous mixing. 10% of the must is fermented in barriques. The wine is then matured in stainless steel tanks and Allier oak 225 litre barriques.

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VN
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RP
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JR
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VN
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JS
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Planeta Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo 2016 Reviewed by Robert Parker 01-09-2022 . Score: 4.5