2010 Planeta "La Segreta" Rosso (Elsewhere $10)
A great value wine from Sicily present on restaurant lists across southern Italy, La Segreta is a famously food-friendly red blend that offers light berry, cherry, almond and spice aromas. The easy mouthfeel pairs with pasta, risotto, veal or roast chicken.
La Segreta is named for the woods that surround Planeta's vineyard at Ulmo in Sicily. This youthful red is 100% estate-grown from primarily Nero d'Avola grapes, the cornerstone of Sicilian wine. Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc round out the blend. This bottling has become a staple of value-conscious drinkers of Italian wines with its ruby color and a bright and food-friendly profile. Aromas of cocoa and tobacco complement the wine's red berry and plum fruit with soft and balanced tannins.