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Wine Fit for a Caesar

Rosanne Quagliata
Issue: June 15, 2010

Planeta, one of Sicily's top wineries, plans to produce a wine that may have been Roman emperor Julius Caesar's favorite. The wine will come from vineyards that Planeta has leased in the little-known Mamertino appellation, on the northeastern part of the island, which is reputed to have produced a red Caesar ordered for feasts. Planeta is currently joining with Attilio Scienza, a viticulture professor from the University of Milan, to discover the forgotten indigenous grape variety that was blended with Nocera grapes to produce Mamertino.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 25, 2010.

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