Planeta - Burdese Magnum 2004
Red Wine/Vino Grandi Formati
From 12 to 18 months
For five centuries and through seventeen generations, our family has been involved with the course of agricultural evolution in the complex land of Sicily, with an approach always inclined to openness and innovation. Where too often the agricultural world has been confined to ancient ideas of social tradition and production processes, instead we have inherited, from each generation, an instinct to change and to generate positive changes around us, both with people and in the culture.
During the 1900's it was Grandfather Vito who showed us how, rather than in static management of the land, we must all move towards new solutions and new prospects. At Menfi first of all he transformed our small family winery into a large co-operative winery that in a short time, under Diego's management, became a collective property and a model of local development. At the same time as being chairman of the regional institute for vines and wine, Diego contributed as chief mover in the wine making renaissance of Sicily, transforming it into a huge experimental laboratory with illustrious advisers such as Giacomo Tachis, Carlo Corino, Giampaolo Fabris and Attilio Scienza.
In the meantime we have grown. Round the old fortress of Ulmo, where for five centuries we have cultivated our oldest land, a spark was fostered to transfer this experience and all our new ideas in the project of a new company; here, in 1985, we planted our first vineyard.
Two different generations brothers and sisters, children, nieces and nephews work together since then, with the perfect understanding that derives not only from harmony of character and complementing of abilities, but above all from the unity of vision; love for this land, the desire to protect it and the capacity to imagine every day a new way to appreciate it.
|Ageing and Fining||After racking, maturation in new Allier oak barriques for 14 months; malolactic fermentation in wood and stainless steel. Maturation in Allier oak barriques, 100% new|
|Ageing||From 12 to 18 months|
|Color||A powerful red|
|Aroma||The flavours are those of bilberry and preserved sour cherries mixed with leather which gradually develop to intense aromas of cherry, cocoa, iodine and rosemary.|
|Aroma||Vegetal, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||Tasting strength based on a ripe, very dense, rich fruit.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Cabernet Franc 30%|
|Matching||Pasta with sauce, Pasta with vegetables, Game, Stew, Grilled vegetables, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meat, Meat Red, Vegetables, Cured cheeses|