2021 Planeta Etna Bianco

95 Points Wines Critic
In stock
A fabulous Sicilian white now famously drunk on the TV series White Lotus! From a single organic vineyard, the Etna Bianco is a beautifully poised expression of this special style from Sicily's Mt Etna. This wine's X factor comes from the effects of 700m elevated vineyards, and volcanic soils on the native Carricante grape. These exceptional qualities are enhanced by a long slow ripening period. The result is a beautiful definition of tree fruit and citrus flavours against a mineral-laden background, with an acid profile sometimes reminiscent of fine Burgundy. Similar but intriguingly different, this is a European white to try. It won't last!
$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle



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

95/100 WinesCritic.com, Raffaele Vecchione

"Ripe and composed, it shows notes of grapefruit, white flowers, boxwood, vetiver, sandalwood and cumin. Full body, incredibly persuasive and engaging in the sip, it shows concreteness, tension, amiability and flavor. Exceptional, it captivates immediately with the grace of a champion. Graceful and very elegant. Drink now or grow old."

92/100 Kerin O'Keefe

"Savory and bright, this polished white made with organically grown Carricante offers delicate scents of Spanish broom, citrus and white stone fruit. Tangy and delicious, the linear palate features white peach, lemon drop and green melon alongside crisp acidity while a saline note lingers on the close. Aged 20% in large casks and barrels, it has lovely depth and vibrancy. Drink through 2026. Abv: 13% Kerin O’Keefe October 2023 ©kerinokeefe.com."

92/100 James Suckling

"A zingy and saline Etna Bianco exuding minerals, lemon zest and sliced apples. Salty and tangy with a taut, medium-bodied palate. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."

Variety Carricante
Region Sicily
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 2023 - 2027
Maturity 2021 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK



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