2016 Planeta Santa Cecilia Noto

2016 Planeta Santa Cecilia Noto

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Planeta Santa Cecilia Noto
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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One of the most subtly powerful and impressive examples of this native Sicilian grape. The Nero d'Avola grape is said to originate in this locally famous town, the Noto DOC. Here Planeta's exceptional investment of ancient terroir and vines, along with state of the art winemaking, have produced a black-fruited and ripe but silky pinnacle of their portfolio. Effortless to drink yet deeply enriched by its place and tradition, this top Sicilian wine is gorgeous.

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$59.99 in mixed 6+ or $66.99 per bottle



Nero d'Avola

Its Origins

"Diego Planeta, along with Giacomo Rallo of Donnfugata and Lucio Tasca d’Almerita, is one of the three founding fathers of the “Sicilian wine renaissance” sparked 10 to 15 years ago. Cousins Francesca, Santi and Alessio Planeta hold the reigns to the estate today and have developed one of the most innovative and modern wine entities in Italy (they are among the most “liked” wineries on Facebook). 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." Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

What The Critics Say

94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"The 2016 Noto Santa Cecilia takes its icon Sicilian wine status to heart and delivers a knockout performance that is both powerful and elegant, Sicilian and international. A wine like this needs revisiting every once in a while and you can taste the more focused and streamlined style in a recent vintage like this compared to one that may have been released ten or more years ago. The importance of a wine like this is that it creates a blueprint or a timeline for Sicilian winemaking in general. You can trace the stylistic changes through the years. In this case, dark fruit is followed by scorched earth, black olive and wild Sicilian fennel. Those authentic Nero d'Avola aromas emerge with momentum and determination." Drink 2019 - 2030

94/100 Decanter, Susan Hulme MW (2015 vintage)

"A rich yet elegant Nero d’Avola, which never fails to deliver. Smoke, dried rose petals, nutmeg and warm spices punctuate this richly flavoured wine, balanced by fresh acidity and velvety tannins. Smooth, harmonious and beautifully balanced."

94/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Enticing scents of wild berry, blue flower, exotic spice and Mediterranean scrub shape the nose. Elegantly structured, the polished palate delivers blackberry, black cherry, licorice and crushed mint alongside a backbone of smooth, fine-grained tannins."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nero d'Avola

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  • Maturity

    2019 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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