MOSCATO DI NOTO DOC

Planeta

APPELLATION

Sicily

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Moscato Bianco

WINEMAKERS

Patricia Toth

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.36 g/L
Alcohol
13.5%

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.

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.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Moscato di Noto is a wine to begin with, as an aperitif, which is notably aromatic. From single-variety Moscato Bianco grapes, it is harvested slightly early and vinified in such a way as to leave no sugary residues. Cultivated among the white soil of the Buonivini estate, whose limey soils are shared with perfumed almond groves, and representing the Sicilian version of the aromatic wine so widespread today.

WINEMAKING

Grapes are grown in very limey soils with abundant small stones, of fine texture and pale chalky sections. Harvesting took place on August 21st. The grapes are hand-picked early in the ripening stage and vinified in a way that leaves no residual sugars.

TASTING NOTES

Very clear yellow colour with green reflections. Jasmine, rose petals, hibiscus, pink grapefruit and marine aromas; a poetic explosion. In the mouth savoury and fresh, balanced and elegant.

The wine’s fragrant aromas enhance the soft-savory contrast of the sea; voluptuous with a herring salad, kind with a Caprese salad, extraordinary with breaded prawns and shellfish or creamed tomato and lobster. Sunny and convivial, it exalts even further a Valencian paella, a fish couscous or pasta with sea urchins.

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