Planeta
La Segreta Il Bianco
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
Grape Varieties50% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 10% Fiano
AppellationSicilia DOC
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90 Points
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DescriptionPlaneta is a Journey through Sicily.And that journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate which the Planeta family has owned since the 1600s. Here on Italys most enchanting island, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s. Subsequent years were spent matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international varieties. Years of careful research paid off when the Planeta wines were met with immediate critical acclaim upon introduction in the U.S. in the late 1990s.The trios newest winery is La Segreta in Menfi, upon which the Planeta winemaking expertise has been lavished to achieve wines of the very best quality. The grapes from this wine come from the Planeta winerys first vineyard. The label pays tribute to this meaningful place with a map of the vineyard.
VinificationThe grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; the juice is clarified through cold settling overnight and then inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation and storage takes place in stainless steel vessels.
ColorStraw with light greenish accents
NoseLively, aromatic bouquet combining mineral scents with classic aromas of green citrus fruit, lime, peach and white melon.
PalateFresh, supple and round on the palate, with good balance between fruit flavors and crisp acidity
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.5 %pH: 3.46TA: 6.9 g/L
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsExcellent as an aperitif, and a perfect match with raw seafood dishes, lightly fried appetizers, salads
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