2017 Planeta Etna Rosso

2017 Planeta Etna Rosso

John’s Picks
92 Points John Caro
2017 Planeta Etna Rosso
92 Points John Caro

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An alluring style that is capturing the world's attention. This red from the banks of Mount Etna on Sicily gains complexity from the rocky, free-draining and mineral-rich volcanic soils. Here he local Nerello Mascalese grape ripens late in elevated vineyards, where delicate fruit characters capture every detail of fruit and mineral layering without any flavour being 'cooked out', as in hotter areas. Widely compared to Burgundy in poise and precision, it offers the paradox of complex but simple charm in an food-friendly, minerally and refreshing red.

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$34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle



Nerello Mascalese

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

Winemaker notes on current 2017 vintage

" Vanilla, sour cherry, wild strawberry, a very clean floral effect.In the mouth substantial but smooth. Very expressive fruit with more complex aromatic elements of undergrowth, myrtle and oriental spices. A wine which unexpectedly transforms into a champion of drinkable red wine with marked savoury flavour and a tasting profile produced by a ferrous touch, rhubarb and very evident black pepper. -- A wine for everyday drinking. Its gastronomic adaptability allows it to accompany the simplest dishes such as pasta with tomato to more complex dishes of meat and fish."

91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)

"Wild berry, Mediterranean scrub, underbrush and dark spice aromas form the nose of this immensely enjoyable, drinkable red. Smooth and linear, the bright, polished palate delivers crushed strawberry, juicy red cherry and ground black pepper alongside lithe tannins. An iron note marks the close. Drink through 2022.."

90+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2016 vintage)

"The Planeta 2016 Etna Rosso opens to a lean, streamlined appearance with brilliant ruby and garnet hues that shine bright from deep inside this attractive wine. The brightness of those ruby hues is noteworthy, as many Etna reds show pale color stability in comparison. This wine opens to a mild, almost fragile bouquet with finely-tuned aromas of wild berry, red currant, smoke and ash. The folks at Planeta have opted for an understated expression of Nerello Mascalese, and this suits the grape very nicely. I would propose this Etna Rosso for near or medium-term drinking."

Stats & Food Matching

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    2019 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

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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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