Living the Gourmet is pleased to present the wines of Baglio Di Pianetto.
Inspired by French Chateaux wine, while celebrating the unique qualities and heritage of the Sicilian terrain, Baglio Di Pianetto wines are the result of Count Paolo Marzotto’s visionary take on viticulture, devotion to tradition, sustainability, and professionalism.
Baglio Di Pianetto encompasses two estates in Sicily.
The Pianetto Estate is located in Santa Cristina Gela, in the vicinity of the DOC Monreale, which places its vineyards at an elevation of roughly six-hundred and fifty meters. The terrain features constant, brisk ventilation, and drastic temperature changes through the day and night cycle, which, combined with a rich soil gradient ranging between ten to twenty percent, makes the area a prized winemaking region.
Located in the town of Noto in the province of Siracusa on the shore, the Baroni Estate is lashed by the Mediteranea sea winds at an elevation of fifty meters. With almost no temperature change between night and day, and subject to the harshest of Sicilian summers, the area has a long and proud history steeped in wine tradition.
Living the Gourmet was given the opportunity to sample a range of Baglio Di Pianetto wines, from both estates.
The Ginolfo 2011, from Viognier grapes, features a sublime golden yellow hue, and a deep floral fragrance. The white wine is full and rich, yet soft on the palette, with hints of bread-crust, and consistent vanilla tones throughout.
Upheld throughout by elegant tannins, the Shymer 2011 is a crisp and subtly rustic wine, whose clear fruit palette is accompanied by bold spice aromas. A Syrah-Merlot wine, with grapes carefully selected from both estates, the Shymer possess a deep crimson hue, with dark ruby overtures.
The Carduni 2007 is a richly textured, ‘complete’ wine. Matured for fourteen months in French Allier oak barrels, the Carduni is a subtly herbaceous wine, whose intense nose is laced with hints of licorice and soothingly bitter cocoa. The wine ends in spicy balsamic notes, continuing in its intensity, while maintaining its smooth texture.
The Salici 2007 is a wine as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palette, featuring garnet reflections across its intensely red body. Featuring a harmonious mix of blackberry, toasted bread, and vanilla laced with hints of blackcurrant, the wine is full-bodied and instantly mouth filling.
Carmine in color, the Ramione 2011 features subtle spice and vanilla notes, with powerful red fruit and berry aromas. The Ramione is a uniformly pleasant wine, whose persistent texture and palette is truly endearing.
Cembali 2007 is a Nero d’Avola wine, with the grapes carefully selected from the Baroni estate vineyards, and then aged in Alliar barriques for fourteen months. The Cembali possesses an intense red hue, accompanied by a deceivingly intricate aroma of diverse spice and black fruit, with hints of musk.
For its quality, devotion to tradition and sustainable viticulture, Living the Gourmet can easily recommend Baglio Di Pianetto wines to our readers.
**I received this product for review and was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.