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Planeta

Planeta
Website : www.planeta.it

The ever-dynamic Planeta continue to move their inspirational projects forward. 2010 saw the launch of their wine from the slopes of Mount Etna, Carricante, to widespread approval; Jamie Goode described it as “a lovely, taut white wine” on www.wineanorak.com, while Victoria Moore called it “fabulous stuff”. We celebrated the old, too at a fantastic dinner in London with many old vintages of their famous Cru wines, Chardonnay from 2000 in magnum, Syrah from 2002 and other vintage delights.

As ever Francesca, Alessio and Santi Planeta have been busy, and 2011 heralds the release of Dorilli, a Cerasuolo Riserva to capitalise on the huge popularity of their Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Frappatto/Nero d’Avola). Plumbago, their Sambuca-grown Nero d’Avola, was a big hit last year, and the mighty Cometa gained yet another Tre Bicchieri (three glasses) award for them. A new website, an environmental project called Planeta Terra, and of course their beautiful and recently opened resort hotel, La Foresteria, in Menfi; nothing stands still for Planeta!

Other wines by this producer

  1. NV Brut Metodo Classico Planeta
    sparkling

    NV Brut Metodo Classico Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    Pale yellow in colour with shades of sea green. Shows distinct aromas of "muscaredda", a variety of white prickly pear, white flowers and green grass. Vibrant and lean on the palate. Mt. Etna in full eruption.

  2. 2008 Santa Cecilia, Nero d'Avola, Planeta

    Deep and rich in colour, almost opaque with an intense nose of spice, chocolate and plums. On the palate the wine is well balanced with ripe, spicy fruit and a savoury character. The finish is long and elegant.

  3. 2012 Alastro Bianco, Planeta
    whitewine

    2012 Alastro Bianco, Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    Pale straw with hints of green reflections.
    This is an austere and polite wine with aromas of ripe white melon and white peach Etna, followed by sweet, almost white chocolate and meringue flavours and hints of minerality.
    The palate is thin and unexpectedly soft. A nice acidity enhances the freshness. Floral notes on the finish.

  4. 2011 Eruzione Rosso 1614 Nerello Mascalese Planeta

    Pale bright ruby-red in colour.
    It shows aromas of red fruit preserved in alcohol, roses, oriental spices and beeswax.
    Tannins typical of Nerello slightly softened by the aging in wood.

  5. 2012 La Segreta Rosso, Planeta

    Ruby colour with purple hues. Aromas of crushed strawberries and spice on the nose with a soft, silky palate, supple tannins and fresh acidity that is rich and concentrated showing a hint of chocolate and a long, elegant finish.

  6. 2009 Santa Cecilia, Planeta
    redwine

    2009 Santa Cecilia, Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    Deep and rich in colour, almost opaque with an intense nose of spice, chocolate and plums. On the palate the wine is well balanced with ripe, spicy fruit and a savoury character. The finish is long and elegant.

  7. 2011 Chardonnay, Planeta
    whitewine

    2011 Chardonnay, Planeta

    (3x1.5l)

    Golden yellow with greenish hue. On the nose it comes across very intense, with citrus fruit flavours, chestnut, honey and a spicy complexity.

  8. 2012 Eruzione Bianco 1614 Carricante Planeta

    Pale yellow with green reflections. This wine shows aromas of green apples, white flowers and wild honey, typical aromas of the vines grown at an altitude. Hints of mineral and mint. The wine is young and it still has primary aromas designed to facilitate aging. On the palate, it shows refreshing acidity in the style of Etna. Long and persistent finish.

  9. 2012 Etna Rosso DOC, Planeta
    redwine

    2012 Etna Rosso DOC, Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    A soft red wine with flesh and structure. Characteristic of the area the notes of plums, raspberries and green tomato leaves.

  10. 2009 Santa Cecilia, Planeta Single wooden box

    Deep and rich in colour, almost opaque with an intense nose of spice, chocolate and plums. On the palate the wine is well balanced with ripe, spicy fruit and a savoury character. The finish is long and elegant.

  11. 2011 Dorilli Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Planeta

    Ruby red, aroma of black cherry, strawberry,chestnut honey and prickly pear.The palate is soft with a hint of tannin.

  12. 2013 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Planeta

    Aromas of green cape gooseberry, green and ripe tomato, white peppercorns, sweet basil and celery. Tastes of tomato, bitter greens, rocket and raw globe artichoke and nuts on the finish. A late taste of green peas. Balanced, complex and harmonious.

  13. 2013 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Planeta

    Aromas of green cape gooseberry, green and ripe tomato, white peppercorns, sweet basil and celery. Tastes of tomato, bitter greens, rocket and raw globe artichoke and nuts on the finish. A late taste of green peas. Balanced, complex and harmonious.

  14. 2012 Plumbago Nero d'Avola, Planeta

    Abundance of red fruits like plum aromas, ripe blackberry typical of western Sicily Nero d’Avola blended with scents of cocoa, and almost Sacher cake. Soft tannins and roundness characterize the wine.

  15. 2013 La Segreta Bianco, Planeta
    whitewine

    2013 La Segreta Bianco, Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    Vibrant and aromatic with notes of citrus fruits, lychee, pineapple and peach complemented by hints of minerals, herbs and mint. Full and dry, smooth and supple with balancing acidity and a long, minty finish.

  16. 2010 Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo, Planeta

    Immediate bilberry notes followed by floral bouquet, vanilla and toasty finish on the nose. The palate shows a lovely texture and velvety richness in the mouth, it is well supported by acidity and creamy, elegant tannins. Very persistent with a fresh and pleasant length.

  17. 2009 Syrah, Maroccoli Planeta

    Ruby red to deep purple tones. Intense and persistent on the nose with notes of black fruits like cherry and blackberry; chocolate, leather and spices integrated with creamy vanilla and nut coming from the wood. On the palate the wine is full bodied, velvety and warm. Ending with soft and sweet tannins and with a long sumptuous finish.

  18. 2013 Planeta Rosé IGT Sicilia, Planeta

    Inspired by a pink Sicilian sunset, this wine has a light and attractive nose with notes of rose petals, pomegranate and strawberries. On the palate, the wine is silky smooth, light and fresh with no angularity and a beautiful finish.

  19. 2013 Etna Bianco DOCG, Planeta
    whitewine

    2013 Etna Bianco DOCG, Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    Pale yellow with green highlights. Aromas of white fruits, yellow plum, herbal notes.
    The small percentage of wine fermented in wood softens the refreshing acidity typical of the Carricante and add complexity to the mineral character of this volcanic wine.

  20. 2012 Chardonnay, Planeta
    whitewine

    2012 Chardonnay, Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    Golden yellow with greenish hue. On the nose it comes across very intense, with citrus fruit flavours, chestnut, honey and a spicy complexity.

  21. 2012 Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Planeta

    Light ruby colour with a pink and purple hue. Intense fruity bouquet with notes of strawberries, cherries, dry fig and raisins. Palate offers nice tannins followed by a pleasant acidity and round full mouthfeel.

  22. 2013 Planeta Frappato, DOC Vittoria

    Ruby red withvolet hints. Typical aromas of rose, citrus and red fruit. A soft and full palte bursting with red fruit and a hint of balsamic.

  23. 2012 Passito di Noto, Planeta

    Engagingly fresh and succulent on the nose, exhibiting classic floral and grapey aromas. The palate is medium bodied, sweet and sensuous with fine flavours of ripe apricot, honey and melon with good balancing acidity and a crisp, mouthfilling finish.

  24. 2013 Cometa Planeta
    whitewine

    2013 Cometa Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    Deep straw yellow in colour with a green hue. Intense and full of character, with integrated aromatic notes of citrus and tropical fruit, white peach, pink grapefruit and wisteria. On the palate it has plenty of character with elegantly mineral elements. The acidity is well integrated with the fruit, making for a harmonious whole which is without a doubt one of the finest examples of this variety to be found anywhere on the planet.

  25. 2009 Burdese, Planeta
    redwine

    2009 Burdese, Planeta

    (6x75cl)

    Intense red berry aromas, leathery and mineral notes. Good concentration on the palate, warm and very intense; tannins are still quite dense and firm; long finish, rich aromatic flavours. Perfectly balanced giving a harmonious result.

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