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2018 Planeta Etna Bianco

2018 Planeta Etna Bianco

91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2018 Planeta Etna Bianco
91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A beautifully defined expression of this special Sicilian style. White wines from Sicily's Mt Etna have beautiful X factor, with a mineral freshness and complex aromatic thanks to the combination of elevated vineyards and volcanic soils. Here the Carricante grape is native, it's exceptional qualities added to by a long slow ripening period. This produces beautiful tree fruit and citrus against a mineral-laden background, with an acid profile sometimes reminiscent of fine Burgundy. Intriguingly similar but different, this is a European white to try.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Carricante

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

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"The 2018 Etna Bianco has a beautifully polished and glossy approach with star jasmine, bergamot, lemon blossom and lighter tones of crushed stone and ash. The wine is extremely linear, tight and fresh with a lovely progression of aromas that recalls the precision, brightness and lightness you get from this unique white grape on the volcanic soils of Etna. With 70,000 bottles made, this should be an easy wine to locate." Drink 2019 - 2023

93/100 Decanter, Susan Hulme MW (2017 vintage)

"I love this fresh, modern take on an Etna white wine, with its controlled and precise nose of honey hints, white flowers and ripe limes. The palate is invigorating, juicy and lively. Full and rich but bursting with tangy, lime-juicy brightness. Vivacious and delicious."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Sicily

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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.

This Wine is Also Available in a Case Deal

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