• "La Segreta Il Bianco" Sicilia DOC 2019

      “La Segreta Il Bianco” Sicilia DOC 2019

      La Segreta, which takes its name from the surrounding woods near Ulmo, is a charming cuvée of Grecanico, Chardonnay, Viognier and Fiano. On the nose it has a fresh, youthful citrus fruit and floral nuances, always balanced on the palate, with style and Sicilian personality. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Falstaff:89 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 10% Fiano
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: Plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19040319 ·  0,75 l · 9,95 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping8 units available

      7,46 €
    • "La Segreta Il Rosso" Sicilia DOC 2018

      “La Segreta Il Rosso” Sicilia DOC 2018

      Delightful ruby red with violet reflections, in the nose hints of currant, mulberry and raspberry, held together by cyclamen and musk scents. On the palate dense fruit, the tannins sweet and lively. A wonderful and authentic Sicilian. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby red with sparkling core. Attractive nose of ripe forest berries, blackcurrants and some Amarena cherries. Harmonious on the palate with fresh juiciness and well-integrated tannin, slightly salty, easy to drink". Falstaff

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Nero d'Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,54 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19042418 · 0,75 l · 10,07 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,55 €
    • Rosé Sicilia DOC 2019

      Rosé Sicilia DOC 2019

      Fresh cuvée from Syrah and Nero d'Avola. Light and seductive, with a scent of rose petals, pomegranate and wild strawberries, well-balanced and soft on the palate, and a pleasantly fruity rosé on the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lovely aromas of young peach, dried flowers, honeyed almonds, and hints of wild herbs lift from the glass. On the palate, Planeta’s 2019 Rosé presents soft textures, motivated by stimulating acids and minerals, as a note of citrus-tinged green apple settles upon the senses. The finish is clean and fresh, clinging to the senses with notes of citrus and ripe stone fruits, as it slowly tapers off. This is a wonderfully expressive blend of Nero d’Avola and Syrah, which disappears from the glass very quickly." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Nero d'Avola, 50% Syrah
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: Screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19044119 · 0,75 l · 10,07 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      7,55 €
    • "Allemanda" Moscato Sicilia Noto DOC 2019 secco

      “Allemanda” Moscato Sicilia Noto DOC 2019 secco

      Golden yellow, fresh, aromatic muscatel citrus scent, dry and balanced on the palate, with fine notes of elderflower and invigorating acidity. A beguilingly round wine with a long final and perfect acidity - for us one of the best dry Moscati in Italy. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: Screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: Carpaccio (from fish)
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19041619 · 0,75 l · 12,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,70 €
    • "Plumbago" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2018

      “Plumbago” Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2018

      Plumbago is a pure Nero d'Avola: rich ruby violet colour, powerful, slightly reductive bouquet with aromas of dark cherries, raspberries and some rosemary. Smooth, soft and almost light on the palate, beautiful blueberry notes and well-dosed tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Merum:
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 71 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19044318 · 0,75 l · 12,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,70 €
    • "Alastro" Bianco Sicilia Menfi DOC 2019

      “Alastro” Bianco Sicilia Menfi DOC 2019

      With a fruity Mediterranean scent of white and yellow fruits and a finely balanced, velvety smooth taste, the Alastro seduces. A very aromatic and yet extremely fresh companion for many occasions! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:89 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Grecanico, 15% Grillo, 15% Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19040219 · 0,75 l · 13,52 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,14 €
    • "Terebinto" Grillo Sicilia Menfi DOC 2019

      “Terebinto” Grillo Sicilia Menfi DOC 2019

      The third vintage of this pure varietal Grillo is an extremely classic Sicilian, aromatic-fresh and intense on the nose with notes of pink grapefruit, balanced, firm and with a lot of pull on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Grillo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19042019 · 0,75 l · 13,65 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,24 €
    • Frappato di Vittoria DOC 2018

      Frappato di Vittoria DOC 2018

      A pure Frappato is a rare variety, because the very late maturing grape variety is usually blended with others. Frappato thrives on the sandy soils of Vittoria in south-eastern Sicily and produces a complex wine with race and character. Floral bouquet with aromas of cherry and peach, on the palate notes of strawberry, light mineral and slender, in the aftertaste reminiscences of apple and orange peel. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas and flavors of candied watermelon, together with white pepper and lemon rind. Light body. Fresh, clean finish. More like a dark rosé." James Suckling

      "Aromas of strawberry, red cherry and white pepper follow over to the polished, savory palate, along with hints of smoke and pomegranate. It's silky and bright, with fresh acidity, making it incredibly delicious to enjoy now." (Editors' Choice) Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Frappato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,36 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19045418 · 0,75 l · 14,17 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,63 €
    • Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 2018

      Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 2018

      The Cerasuolo di Vittoria - an established local red wine with great tradition and just as much peculiarity. Typical scent of Vittoria wines: Aromas of red berries, cherries, prickly pear, ginger and fruit sweets. Tasty, extremely complex, fresh, lively and yet balanced. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19043618 · 0,75 l · 14,17 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,63 €
    • "Controdanza" Rosso Sicilia Noto DOC 2016

      “Controdanza” Rosso Sicilia Noto DOC 2016

      Country Dance (controdanza) is a typical dance in which man and woman face each other and unite in graceful movements - depending on gender, the dancers interpret the music in their own way. This wine is exactly the same: Nero d'Aola and Merlot - opposites attract each other and, with the right empathy, can adjust wonderfully to each other and form harmony and contrast at the same time.

      Strong purple. Mulberry and plum contrast with incense and balsamic notes. The grapes all come from calcareous soils, which in turn builds the bridge and makes this young wine balancing and harmonious. Soft tannin and a beautifully integrated delicate acidity carry Controdanza into a smooth, medium-long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Made predominantly with Nero d'Avola with a touch of Merlot, this offers aromas of dark berry, baking spice and underbrush. The savory plate offers black currant jam, vanilla and a hint of green peppercorn accompanied by fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "There’s some good freshness on the nose of this Sicilian red, which offers aromas of raspberries, citrus and boysenberries. Some cloves, too. Full body, plenty of textured fruit and a bright, compote-laden finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Nero d'Avola, 15% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19045716 · 0,75 l · 15,47 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      11,60 €
    • Nocera Rosso Sicilia DOC 2017

      Nocera Rosso Sicilia DOC 2017

      Nocera - this noble vine is cultivated on a few hectares in the province of Messina, on a spectacular vineyard surrounded by the sea. Deep and intense ruby red, original scent of white pepper, geranium and summer fruit. Convincing the typical taste of this old Sicilian grape. An unforgettable experience from the Planeta-Dependance Capo Milazzo on the coast north of Mount Etna. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby red. In the nose of fragrant cherries, full of raspberries, rose petals, underlaid with fine spices. Juicy entry to the palate with fresh fruity nuances, spans with grippy tannin, very juicy middle part, in the final light salt with young tannin." Falstaff

      "Exotic cherry and spice nose. Lots of personality and interest on the nose. Gorgeous raspberry and blood orange on the palate with fantastic, energetic acidity. Great length and has bags of interest. This begs for a grilled, unadorned tuna steak." Jancis Robinson

      "This is bright and vivid with tight and firm tannins that frame beautiful crushed raspberry and blueberry flavors. Medium body. Bright finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nocera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 5,15 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19045517 · 0,75 l · 16,88 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      13,21 €12,66 €
    • Nocera Rosso Sicilia DOC 2018

      Nocera Rosso Sicilia DOC 2018

      Nocera - this noble vine is cultivated only on a few hectares in the province of Messina, on a spectacular vineyard surrounded by the sea. Deep and intense ruby red, original scent of white pepper, cherries, pelargonium and summer fruits. Convincing the typical fresh fruity taste of this old Sicilian grape. In the final a fine salty vein. An unforgettable experience from the Planeta-Dependance Capo Milazzo on the coast north of Etna. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nocera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 5,15 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      13,55 €
    About the winemakers
    Planeta
    Sicily
    Planeta

    If you want to visit all five wineries of the family winery Planeta with its almost 370 hectares of vineyards, you have to make a journey through the traditionally favoured growing areas of Sicily. The journey could start in the west in the province of Agrigento, continue south in the provinces of Ragusa and Syracuse and end in the north-east on Mount Etna in the new winery in Castiglione di Sicilia, harmoniously integrated into the landscape. Because some of Planeta's most splendid locations are in Menfi, Sambuca, Noto, Vittoria, Capo Milazzo and on the northern edge of the still active volcano. The family pays maximum respect to the vines and wines that have grown historically and are rooted in tradition. She is active in research and prefers old native grape varieties. Planeta also maintains personal relations with other producers on the island in order to promote the development of Sicily as a wine region.

    At Planeta, clever marketing and wise winemaking go hand in hand. According to Francesca Planeta, ex-product manager at Nestlé and Vinum reader, the queen of Italy, it was a long time coming "Donne del Vino" as unfine, local grape varieties. To avoid alienating potential customers, the family first planted international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay. She succeeded in conquering the market with these wines and then also connoisseurs for Nero d'Avola, Grecanico, Carricante, Moscato di Noto, Frappato and Nerello Mascalese. It is also thanks to the winery that the cultivation of Fiano has been successfully tested in Sicily.

    The wine company Planeta was founded in 1995 in the south of the island, in the province of Sambuca di Sicilia on Lake Arancio. With state-of-the-art cellar technology, the dynamic cousins Francesca, Alessio and - since the turn of the millennium - Santi Planeta quickly led the company to the top of Italy with the support of Alessio's father Diego Planeta, President of the Cantine Settesoli in Menfi. Four years after its foundation and before the regional expansion, the wine house was voted the best winery in the country by the wine guideGambero Rosso.

    The grape harvest in the environmentally friendly winery lasts three months. It begins in August with the precocious varieties in south-western Menfi. The harvest ends at the end of October with the Nerello Mascalese on Mount Etna. All of Planeta's wines - around 50 percent of which are exported - have a personal style in common that expresses the terroirs of the various vineyards particularly well. La Foresteria, a hotel complex in the province of Agrigento, also belongs to the family property. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The Planeta family boasts a gifted hand in marketing and their hard work has only helped to develop the Sicily brand within the many foreign markets they penetrate. Enormous credit goes to them."Robert Parker

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1995
    • Owners: Francesca, Alessio and Santi Planeta
    • Oenologist: Alessio Planeta
    • Annual production: approx. 2,300,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 363 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation