NOCERA DOC

Planeta

APPELLATION

Sicily

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Nocera

WINEMAKERS

Patricia Toth

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.5 g/L
Alcohol
13.5%

2017

89POINTS

Wine Advocate
OCTOBER 2019
2016

91POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
OCTOBER 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

This noble vine is cultivated on just a few hectares in the province of Messina, facing the sea and of historic importance. La Baronia on Capo Milazzo is a spectacular vineyard surrounded by the sea, by ancient olive trees and with views to the Aeolian islands. A marine red wine, with aromas of Mediterranean macchia, myrtle and garrigue.

Soils are of alluvial origin, and are loose, dark, deep and with little structure; they are generally rich in small areas of lime. The vines are still young and so also is the structure of the wine, which remains utterly original.

WINEMAKING

Harvesting took place on September 18th. The grapes are gathered by hand into 14kg crates and as soon as they arrive at the winery pass to the sorting table for selection, then for destalking. They ferment in stainless steel and remain on the skins for seven days at 25°C with continual mixing throughout. Racking with soft pressing follows, and the wine thus obtained carries out its malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.

TASTING NOTES

Deep and intense ruby red reflections. Aromas of white pepper, geranium and summer fruits, plums and ripe Noto figs. On the palate it is soft and persuasive, the typical style of this ancient Sicilian grape variety and definitely to be experienced. Pairs perfectly with any grilled meat.

SELECT A PRODUCT

Planeta Portfolio

DIDACUS CHARDONNAY, SICILIA MENFI DOC
FULL PROFILE
CHARDONNAY SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
COMETA FIANO, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
MAROCCOLI SINGLE VINEYARD SYRAH, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
SITO DELL’ULMO SINGLE VINEYARD MERLOT, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
BURDESE, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
LA SEGRETA NERO D’AVOLA SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
LA SEGRETA GRILLO, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
LA SEGRETA II BIANCO, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
LA SEGRETA IL ROSSO, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
ROSÉ, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
DORILLI CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA CLASSICO DOCG
FULL PROFILE
CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA DOCG
FULL PROFILE
FRAPPATO, VITTORIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
SANTA CECILIA NERO D’AVOLA, NOTO DOC
FULL PROFILE
CONTRODANZA NERO D’AVOLA DI NOTO DOC
FULL PROFILE
MOSCATO DI NOTO DOC
FULL PROFILE
PASSITO DI NOTO DOC
FULL PROFILE
ERUZIONE 1614 CARRICANTE, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
ERUZIONE 1614 NERELLO MASCALESE, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
ETNA BIANCO DOC
FULL PROFILE
ETNA ROSSO DOC
FULL PROFILE
CARRICANTE BRUT METODO CLASSICO, SICILIA DOC
FULL PROFILE
MAMERTINO DOC
FULL PROFILE
NOCERA DOC
FULL PROFILE