Nero d'Avola / Merlot "Ramione" 2011 - Baglio di Pianetto –
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Italian red wine - Nero d'Avola Merlot Ramione Baglio di Pianetto Sicily

Nero d'Avola / Merlot "Ramione" 2011 - Baglio di Pianetto

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Wine Style: Red - Dry - Still
Region: Sicily           
Appellation: IGT Sicilia
Varietal: 50% Nero d’Avola, 50% Merlot 
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Tasting Notes
Intense ruby-red, with purple hues; nose with ripe red fruit, black cherry and hints of vanilla and licorice; full bodied with good structure on the palate, persistent finish.

Suggested Pairings
Pasta with tomato sauce and eggplant, lamb tajine, cold cuts.

The Wine
Ramione is a unique blend of Merlot and Nero d'Avola. Nero d’Avola is a grape varietal native to Sicily, where hot sunny days and cool nights result in a uniform ripening process, which gives to the grapes a unique character. Baglio di Pianetto grows its Nero d’Avola near the town of Noto, in the southern part of Sicily, whereas Merlot is grown in the north, near Palermo. Ramione was the first red wine ever made at the winery and gets its name from Baglio di Pianetto former owner.

The Winery
Baglio di Pianetto winery is located in Sicily, in the province of Palermo. Its vineyards are located in Santa Cristina Gela, near Palermo, and near the city of Noto, in the southern part of Sicily. Baglio di Pianetto’s mission is to produce wines that reflect the richness of Sicilian culture focusing in particular on indigenous varietals.