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Planeta - Plumbago 2017


  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Sicily
  • Wine Maker: Francisco Planeta
  • Grape: Nero d'Avola
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2016
Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 88 (2014) JR: 15 (2010) JS: 88 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Plumbago is a single-variety Nero d

Winery Information


Since its inception in 1985 the Planeta winery has in a relatively short space of time established itself as one of the most dynamic and quality orientated wineries in the whole of Italy. The fact that the estate is based in the south west corner of Sicily ? an island which for so long has been a quality winemaking backwater ? makes the achievement all the more remarkable. Run by cousins Francesca, Alessio and Santi Planeta the estate won the coveted Cantina dell?Anno (Italian winery of the.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)88 pts

Dec 2016 By Ian D'Agata - Bright red-ruby. Pungent, flint-accented aromas and flavors of dried black cherry, woodsy spices and candied violet. Medium-bodied and bright, offering easygoing flavors of blue fruit lifted by a floral note. Drinks nicely, showing plenty of early appeal and a seamless quality on the long, bright finish. First produced in 2008, this is made with Nero d’Avola from the area of Menfi. (2010)15 pts

Tasted April 2012 - Nero d’Avola. Is this the economy line? Dark, youthful ruby. Sour cherry and spice. Perfumed. Very round and extracted on the attack. Good acidity and with a round and almost creamy finish. Popular but intelligently made. (WS)

James Suckling (2010)88 pts

A read with lots of rosemary and plum character. Full body and fruity with light tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now. Comes from Nero d'Avola from Sambuca.

Vinification Notes

After destemming and soft crushing the grapes are fermented in stainless steel for 14 days at 25 degrees with shuffling repeated until the end of the period. At the end of racking soft press. The wine makes the malolactic fermentation in steel. In January the wine is moved into 3rd and 4th passage barrels for 8 months until September in order to soft the tannins. Aging 6 months in bottle