PLANETA – MOUNT ETNA SICILY, ITALY
GRAPE: Carricante 70%, Catarratto 20%, and Minella 10%
ETNA BIANCO, PLANETA 2020
(W)inemaker/ (O)wner :
W: Patricia Troth
REGION Sicily : Mount Etna
DRINKING WINDOW : 2024/25
One of the best Etna Bianco’s on the planet. Dangerously delicious : with grapes you’ve probably never hear of..
Planeta Etna Bianco D.O.C. is a high-quality Italian white wine made from grapes you’ve probably never heard of but are utterly delicious. Mount Etna is home to some of the worlds best volcanic grapes and shows a great depth of character and minimality to all the wines grown in the “shadow of anger”. Looking at the Bianco you would be mistaken if you didn’t see a yellow straw colour to its appearance.
No stinky aroma coming from the opening of the bottle but put it up to the nose for a ‘sniffy sniff ” test and you get delicate white flowers, citrus and a touch of stone fruit – most notably peach. Super fresh and great acidity this is a zesty punch of summeryness on the palate.
Established nearly 30 years ago Planeta’s ethos is patience and attention to detail. Never rushed and never swayed by pressure.
It sits , as a result, between old traditions and modern winemaking. Very much involved with environmental sustainability ( landscape conservation, renewable energy, recycled materials and sustainable agriculture)
Not only is it a joy to drink these wines from Planeta but every wine and every grape you know has been loving cared for. If they said that every grape was wrapped up in its own blanket id believe them !!!
Expect to pay £50 + in a restaurant but a lot less if you click on the link below !
Food and wine pairing
This wine is an excellent representation of the unique terroir of the Etna region and is sure to impress any wine enthusiast.
Think elegance with this wine think subtle think restraint but its vibrant and fresh.
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BUT SHOULD INCLUDE THESE POINTS
Water Efficiency, Soil Health & Fertilization, Pest Management, Energy Efficiency, WastWastewater Management, Transportation, Packaging and Material Sourcing
All producers have been asked throughly with regard to their practices and their responses have resulted in their marks out of 30. Sustainability is an important aspect of the life of the vineyard and the scoring system should reflect this.
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TOTAL SCORE / 50
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PRICE app. £28.10