Price:  £19.95 £17.95 | Case Rate: £17.08
Ex Tax: £14.96

Planeta - Etna Bianco 2018

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Sicily
  • Wine Area: Etna
  • Wine Maker: Alessio Planeta
  • Grape: Carricante
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Carricante
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

A white wine for all seasons. Good as an aperitif, but excellent with starters based on fish and pasta

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Wine tasting notes

Pale yellow with green highlights. Aromas of white peach, yellow plum, herbal notes. The small percentage of wine fermented in wood softens the refreshing acidity typical of the Carricante and add complexity to the mineral character of this volcanic wine.

Winery Information

Planeta

PLANETA - A JOURNEY THROUGH SICILY! Although the family have been involved in agriculture for five centuries, through seventeen generations, Planeta did not plant their first vineyard until 1985. Still family run, they are a young company with ancient roots. Planeta now own vineyards in five different areas of Sicily – Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna, and most recently Capo Milazzo, growing indigenous and international grape varieties. Planeta produced their first wine in 1995 – a.. read more

Vinification Notes

The grapes are picked into crates and are at once refrigerated at 8°C. After light crushing and destemming they are soft pressed. The decanted must is racked and inoculated with yeasts then ferments at 15°C for 20 days. The wine thus obtained remains on the lees until February with continuous mixing. 10% of the must is fermented in barriques. The wine is then matured in stainless steel tanks and Allier oak 225 litre barriques.