MOSCATO DI NOTO DOC

Planeta

APPELLATION

Sicily

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Moscato Bianco

WINEMAKERS

Patricia Toth

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.26
Alcohol
12%

2016

90POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
OCTOBER 2017
2016

90POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
February 2018
BACKGROUND

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.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Planeta’s six boutique wineries include: Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia, Dispensa at Menfi, Dorilli at Vittoria, Buonivini at Noto, Sciara Nuova on Etna at Castiglione di Sicilia, and the newest addition, La Baronia at Capo Milazzo. Each vineyard site is carefully cultivated with grapes that best compliment the local terroir.

In 2012, with the goal of furthering its terroir-based approach, Planeta hired French consultants Florent Dumeau and Xaviér Choné. Both graduates of the Bordeaux school of enology, Florent and Xavier consider themselves terroir-oriented enologists, a statement that fits perfectly with Planeta’s philosophy: expressing the differences of the various terroirs throughout Sicily.

All of the company’s activities have a single theme; environmental sustainability. Through 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. A year of scarce rainfall and unusually warm, which definitely influenced the quality of the wine. Management of the irrigation was crucial, and this protected the vines. The harvest was slightly early, which preserved the particular aromatic characteristics of Moscato di Noto.

All of the company’s activities have a single theme; environmental sustainability. Through 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 on the 28th and 29th of August.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are hand-picked early in the ripening stage and vinified in a way that leaves no residual sugars.

TASTING NOTES

Pale yellow in color with green reflections. On the nose, rose, white peach, jasmine, green tea, orange flower and the sea. On the palate, dry, well-balanced and light. A perfect wine to start or end any evening. Its crisp acidity make it an ideal match for sushi, fried, or spicy dishes.

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