Our friends have a gorgeous log cabin on 20 acres and a lake in the Adirondacks and graciously invited us up for the weekend. I knew we had a lot of strolling in the woods, sitting by the lake, and sitting in front of a campfire type activities ahead of us, all of which would pair brilliantly with a glass of wine. As we headed out for a jaunt in the woods, I popped open Planeta La Segreta Rosso 2008. I had picked this up a few months back since it had a tantalizing blend of Nero d’Avola, Syrah and Merlot. Established in 1995, Planeta is actually a 17thgeneration family winery. Today there are 6 different estates, each one with a specific sustainable development project. The name La Segreta is the name of the woods that surrounds their Ulmo vineyard. Planeta Terra is their trademarked mission of sustainability and includes their use and development of renewable energy, landscape conservation, bio-architecture, recycled materials, reduction of carbon footprint and sustainable agriculture. Their goal is to leave a better earth for their children, and to “provide consumers with products which combine aesthetic and tasting qualities with the contribution of ethical nature”.
50% Nero d’Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc
Estate Bottled by AZ. Planeta S.S., Menfi