LA SEGRETA II BIANCO, SICILIA DOC
50% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 10% Fiano
Planeta encompasses six distinct wine estates across Sicily, each one inspired and constructed in harmony with its surroundings and dedicated to its terroir. Planeta’s journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate owned by the family since the 1600s. Here on Italy's most enchanting island, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, under the guidance of Diego 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.
All of the company’s activities have a single theme; environmental sustainability. Planeta engages in the use of solar panels and biomass production, principally pruning residues to produce energy, reusing and recycling of all materials used in the production cycle, and the exclusive use of recycled paper for packing and printed materials. Because the land is a collective benefit, Planeta considers it is a duty to make every effort in preserving it. Harvest occured for the chardonnay between August 16th and August 20th. For the fiano, on September 10th. For the viognier, between the 25th and 30th of August.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
La Segreta takes its name from the woods which surround the vineyard at Ulmo. This young fresh wine principally produced from Grecanico grapes gains personality and style with the addition of some international variety grapes. All grapes are knowledgeably cultivated in the vineyards owned by Planeta. La Segreta is a versatile companion for everyday drinking and appropriate for many different occasions. It is the perfect approach to Sicilian wine, with its excellent relationship between quality and price, guaranteed by the Planeta family’s patient input, from vine to wine.
Soils from Dispensa vineyards are moderately deep, with very few stones, some degree of lime and average fertility. Gurra soils are limey and very chalky and Ulmo soils are of average texture, moderately deep to deep with abundant stones, slightly limey, sections of dark organic matter.WINEMAKING
Harvesting took place from August 16th through September 10th.Static decanting of must after destalking and soft pressing; fermenting at 15°C in stainless steel vats, remaining there until bottling.TASTING NOTES
Youthful citrus and flowery notes, balanced by lively Mediterranean hints of peach, papaya and chamomile. Balanced and refined on the palate, thanks to a well-judged acidity.
Excellent as a fresh aperitif and very versatile in pairings with various antipasti, salads and pasta dishes based on light or seaood sauces.