Golden yellow with greenish hue. On the nose it comes across very intense, with citrus fruit flavours, chestnut, honey and a spicy complexity. Dry and elegant with a good balance of fresh acidity and a supple, aromatic persistence, very well integrated, complex oak characters add depth to this beautifully well crafted wine.
Background: 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 year award) in 1999 and has gone from strength to strength in the intervening years.