• "La Segreta Il Bianco" Sicilia DOC 2018

      “La Segreta Il Bianco” Sicilia DOC 2018

      La Segreta, which got its name from the surrounding forests near Ulmo, is a charming cuvée of Grecanico, Chardonnay, Viognier and Fiano. The bouquet is fresh, youthful citrus fruit and floral nuances, always balanced in taste, with style and Sicilian personality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright straw yellow. In the nose light yellow fruit. Creamy entrance to the palate with a melty body, fruity middle part, pleasant and well integrated acidity in the final". Falstaff

      "Fruity aromas of white stone fruit and citrus mingle with a delicate whiff of green melon. Reflecting the nose, the savory palate offers cantaloupe, white peach and juicy citrus aromas alongside tangy acidity." (Best Buy) Wine Enthusiast

      "A fresh and very fruity white with sliced cooked-apple, pear and lemon character. Hints of lemon grass. Medium-bodied, layered and delicious. Always an outstanding white from Sicily. Blend of grecanico, chardonnay, fiano and viognier." James Suckling

      • 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: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19040318 ·  0,75 l · 10,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      7,65 €
    • Rosé Sicilia DOC 2018

      Rosé Sicilia DOC 2018

      Fresh cuvée of Syrah and Nero d'Avola. Light and seductive, fragrant with rose petals, pomegranate and wild strawberries, well-balanced and soft on the palate, a pleasantly fruity rosato in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The slight reduction adds another dimension to the loquat and citrus on offer. Medium-bodied and tangy on the bright palate, which showcases attractive acidity and a fruity finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling: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 Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      7,65 €
    • "La Segreta Il Rosso" Sicilia DOC 2017

      “La Segreta Il Rosso” Sicilia DOC 2017

      A wonderful ruby red with violet reflections, the nose reminiscent of currants, mulberries and raspberries, held together by the scent of cyclamen and musk. On the palate dense fruit, the tannins sweet and lively. A wonderful and authentic Sicilian. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliant ruby red with sparkling core. Attractive nose of ripe wild berries, black currants and some Amarena cherries. Harmonious on the palate with fresh juiciness and well built in tannin, slightly salty, drinks easily." Falstaff

      • 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: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,54 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19042417 · 0,75 l · 10,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      7,75 €
    • "Plumbago" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2017

      “Plumbago” Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2017

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

      "Bright ruby with violet shimmer. Opens with accentuated spicy notes, of cloves and green pepper, fine blueberries. Tannin with fine grain, lots of juicy fruit, very fresh." Falstaff

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,55 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      9,65 €
    • "Alastro" Bianco Sicilia Menfi DOC 2018

      “Alastro” Bianco Sicilia Menfi DOC 2018

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

      "Brightest straw yellow. In the nose mineral and reserved, discreet coconut and flint. On the palate carried by superficial juiciness, suspenseful, opens on fine play with lively drink, good length." Falstaff

      "Tangy and lemony white with aromas and flavors of sliced green apples and honey. Medium body, creamy texture and a fruity finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • 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: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19040218 · 0,75 l · 13,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,75 €
    • "Terebinto" Grillo Sicilia Menfi DOC 2018

      “Terebinto” Grillo Sicilia Menfi DOC 2018

      The second vintage of the pure Grillo is an extremely classic Sicilian, aromatic and intense in the nose with notes of pink grapefruit, balanced and complex on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, silver straw yellow. In the nose marked by mineral undertone, salty, candied lemon zest. Juicy palate with dancing acidity, tight and brisk, spans a lively arch, crisp and fresh in the final." Falstaff

      "A round-textured and fruity white with sliced mangoes and apples. Medium to full body. Oily. Volcanic salt. Flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19042018 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • "Allemanda" Moscato Sicilia Noto DOC 2018 secco

      “Allemanda” Moscato Sicilia Noto DOC 2018 secco

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

      "Fun muscat with lime, bitter-lemon and mineral aromas. Medium body. Fruity and creamy. Delicious. Off-dry impression." James Suckling

      "Packaged in a Riesling bottle, the 2018 Sicilia Noto Allemanda is lightly fragrant and floral. The bouquet offers honey, passion fruit and sweet jasmine. You get authentic Moscato aromas, such as the soapy and musky aromas that characterize the grape, delivered in a dry, accessible and easy-drinking style. This is a great choice to pair next to a spicy snack during those long summer afternoons before dinnertime." Robert Parker

      "Enticingly fragrant, this wine offers intense aromas of jasmine, wisteria and citrus zest. Linear and tangy, the elegant, savory palate offers succulent white grapefruit, apricot and Meyer lemon alongside bright acidity. It closes on an energizing saline note." Wine Enthusiast

      • 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: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,75 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,26
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Food Recommendations: Carpaccio (of fish)
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19041618 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • Frappato di Vittoria DOC 2017

      Frappato di Vittoria DOC 2017

      A pure Frappato has rarity value, because usually the very late maturing grape variety is blended with others. Frappato thrives on the sandy soils of Vittoria in south-eastern Sicily, producing a complex wine of race and character. Flowery bouquet with aromas of cherry and peach, on the palate hints of strawberry, slightly mineral and slender, with an aftertaste of apple and orange peel. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Delicate, brightening ruby with a fine garnet shimmer. Fine nose with pronounced notes of strawberry, pomegranate and blood orange. Fresh and sparkling on the palate, it also shows fine strawberry fruit, delicately hinted tannin, enjoyed cool an ideal red for hot days". Falstaff

      "This delightfully fresh and lively red is the perfect introduction to the frappato grape. The strawberry aroma is delicate rather than loud and the typical acidity and dry tannins of the grape are invigorating rather than challenging." James Suckling

      "Bright medium-pale red. Red cherries and berries, plus hints of flint, smoke and flowers add up to a very enticing nose. Then fresh and clean with mineral-accented flavors of red cherry, herbs and red berries. Finishes long with hints of licorice. An outstanding Frappato. Well done." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:90 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 Acid: 5,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,36 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10,90 €
    • 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

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      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • 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 Acid: 5,45 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19043618 · 0,75 l · 14,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €
    • "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:
      • 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19045716 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • 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:
      • 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      13,90 €
    • "Dorilli" Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2015

      “Dorilli” Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG 2015

      Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Dorilli is named after the vineyard Dorilla, from which the grapes originate and this in turn after the nearby river Dirillo. Fine and elegant with light wood tones from the aging, juicy fresh until the long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby. Reticent aromas and flavors of red cherry, smoky plum, botanical herbs and tar. Slightly folded in on itself presently, with an acidic spine and currently tough tannins still showing strong. I’d cellar this for a couple of years to let it show all it has to offer." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Aromas of ripe strawberries and orange peel follow through to a full body, light tannins and a juicy finish. Full of character. Tangy acidity gives the wine an edge." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Nero d'Avola, 30% Frappato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 5,50 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19045015 · 0,75 l · 19,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      14,90 €
    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