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Planeta, Sicily’s Premier Wine Estate

Planeta Winery is recognized as the leading wine estate in Sicily and an authentic fine wine empire. The winery has various vineyards and estates in the island of Sicily, which have great soil types for growing.

Planeta is an advocate of arts and later on launched a project called Uomini e Luoghi meaning “Men and Places” in union with Nuvole Incontri d’Arte.

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The winery sends invites to both Italian and international artists to travel with them and witness some of the awesome places like Modica and Ragusa and guests use the Ulmo estate as a place to create artistic works.

The History

In the 1990’s, Planeta Winery was discovered by cousins Alesso and Santi Planeta as well as their uncle – Diego Planeta who is popular in the region because of his trail-blazing role at Settesoli wine cooperative.

Later on, Diego’s daughter joined the group and recognized her as the an essential figure of the company.

While Planeta is still a new commercial winery, their Ulmo estate dates back to centuries. The innovative winemaker of Planeta was Carlo Corino, who recently passed away.

The winery gained reputation and respect for being pioneers in matching local soil types to both native Sicilian wine varietals and international grapes.

The Estates and Vineyards of Sicily

The wines of Planeta are made from grape vines, which came from the estates and vineyards all over the island of Sicily.

These include:

Sambuca di Sicilia

It is their first winemaking facility and beautiful ancestral family home located on the Arancio Lake.

Dispensa

It is in Menfi, where high quality olive oils of Sicily are made.

Dorilli Estate

It is located in Vittoria, where the name of Cerasuolo came from. Summer temperatures are very high and rainfalls are low.

Buovini

Nero d’Avola and Moscato grape varieties grow together with almonds, carobs, olives and symbolic plants of Mediterranean.

Sciara Nuova

It is located in the beautiful and inspiring wine region of Mount Etna.

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The Planeta Wines

Winemaking in Planeta Winery is done with open-mindedness in the island of Mediterranean where easygoing bulk wine had become famous.

The combination of daring winemaking process and amazing local terroirs were the best key to Planeta’s success

Their first flagship wine is the Chardonnay. This is not just any Chardonnay as wine critics were amazed as well as wine lovers all over the world because of its recognitions and awards.

The other labels included in the collection:

Alastro IGT Sicilia

It is 50% Grecanico, 50% Chardonnay, 10% of the chardonnay is Allier-oak fermented, 13.5% alcohol.

Planeta Chardonnay IGT Sicilia

It is 100% Chardonnay, oak fermented (50% new oak, and 50% one year old oak), 14.5% alcohol.

La Segreta Rosso IGT Sicilia

50% Nero d’Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc, fermented in stainless steel, 13.5% alcohol.

Planeta Merlot IGT Sicilia

It is 95% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 12 months in Allier oak, 14.2% alcohol.

Burdese IGT Sicilia

It is composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 14 months of oak, 12 months additional bottle ageing.

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

It is made from 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato with 13.4% alcohol.

Santa Cecilia IGT Sicilia

It is produced from 100% Nero d’Avola, 12 months in oak and has14.3% alcohol.

Moscato di Noto DOC

It is made from 100% Moscato Bianco, stainless steel fermented with 11% alcohol.

Visit Planeta Winery

Hospitality is where the business of the Planeta family began. It has always been their aim to satisfy people especially their loyal drinkers and regular consumers.

It is a nice treat of pleasure to visit the winery with your family, relatives and friends as Planeta offers you to witness the beauty of its wide vineyards, ancient olive groves as well as ruins of an Arab castle.

Tours and Events

Read more about the wine tasting and winery tour.

Contact Information

Planeta Winery
Website: http://planeta.it/en/
E-mail: planeta@planeta.it
Phone:+39 091327965

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Address

Planeta Winery
Contrada Ulmo, 92017
Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)
+39 0925 1955460

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Wine Reviews for Planeta

Planeta - Burdese

Planeta - Burdese

Burdese is a red wine created in rich and intense style which is a representation of great value because of numerous prizes and awards won.
Planeta - Chardonnay

Planeta - Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a representation of how Sicilian wine’s total change. It was created for the success of their competition in the world wine production.
Planeta - Cometa

Planeta - Cometa

Cometa is one of the greatest white wines from the Southern Italian grapes and the best expression of original and unique characteristics of the vines.
Planeta – Alastro

Planeta – Alastro

Alastro is a white-colored wine created in beautiful, tropical and well-balanced style recognized as one of the most popular Grecanico blended wines.
Planeta – Brut Metodo Classico

Planeta – Brut Metodo Classico

Brut Metodo Classico is a white-blended and sparkling wine, which was produced in fresh and youthful style recognized as above average in terms popularity.
Planeta – Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Planeta – Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a red-blended wine came from the countryside of Dorilli known as the centre of excellence for Sicilian food.
Planeta – Dorilli

Planeta – Dorilli

Dorilli is a noble wine created with rich and intense style recognized as the fifth most sought-after wine from the Sicily region based from interest.
Planeta – Eruzione 1614 Carricante

Planeta – Eruzione 1614 Carricante

Eruzione 1614 Carricante is a white-blended wine with lush and balanced style, which represents a great value as well as admirable wine characteristics.
Planeta – Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese

Planeta – Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese

Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese is a red-blended wine rich and intense style, which is rated and received good scores from different critics.
Planeta – Eruzione 1614 Riesling

Planeta – Eruzione 1614 Riesling

Eruzione 1614 Riesling is a white-blended wine with tropical and balanced style, showing impeccable characteristics which are appealing to drinkers.
Planeta – Etna Bianco

Planeta – Etna Bianco

Etna Bianco is a white-blended wine created in tropical and balanced style, which represents great value in terms of price and received awards.
Planeta – Etna Rosso

Planeta – Etna Rosso

Etna Rosso is a red-blended wine designed with savor, which makes it more classic yet more affordable than any Etna wines.
Planeta – Frappato

Planeta – Frappato

Frappato is a red-blended wine created in tasteful and intense style recognized as one of the top ten Vittoria wines gained a lot of awards.
Planeta – La Segreta II Bianco

Planeta – La Segreta II Bianco

La Segreta II Bianco is a white-blended wine created in tropical and balanced style which gained popularity over the years based from interest.
Planeta – La Segreta II Rosso

Planeta – La Segreta II Rosso

La Segreta II Rosso is a red-blended wine with light and fruity taste, which won many awards and rated highly by several critics.
Planeta – Maroccoli Syrah

Planeta – Maroccoli Syrah

Maroccoli Syrah is red color with rich and passionate style made from the noble Mediterranean grape produced by the Planeta Winery.
Planeta – Moscato di Noto

Planeta – Moscato di Noto

Moscato di Noto is a white-blended wine, which represents great value because of price, awards as well as its aromatic and floral style.
Planeta – Nero d’Avola Nocera

Planeta – Nero d’Avola Nocera

Nero d’Avola Nocera is a red-blended wine designed with richness, which makes it more intense and priced higher than average for Sicily wine.
Planeta – Nocera

Planeta – Nocera

Nocera is a red-blended wine designed with creaminess and vividness, which received good scores from various critics of Sicily.
Planeta – Noto Nero d’Avola

Planeta – Noto Nero d’Avola

Noto Nero d’Avola is a red-blended wine designed with great flavors and intensity, which is recognized as the third highest-priced Noto wine.
Planeta – Passito di Noto

Planeta – Passito di Noto

Passito di Noto is a dessert wine style, which makes it more delightful and balanced. This is the most searched wine in the Noto region.
Planeta – Plumbago

Planeta – Plumbago

Plumbago is a red-blended wine created in rich and intense style recognized as one of the most famous wines from the region based on interest.
Planeta – Rosè

Planeta – Rosè

Rosè is a red-blended wine with flavorful and fruity taste, which was rated highly by various critics and priced reasonably for a Sicilian wine.
Planeta – Santa Cecilia

Planeta – Santa Cecilia

Santa Cecilia is created with too much flavors and intensity, which is recognized as the second most highly rated Noto wine based on critics.
Planeta – Sito dell’Ulmo Merlot

Planeta – Sito dell’Ulmo Merlot

Sito dell’Ulmo Merlot in red color produced by the famous Planeta Winery in rich and intense style that received various good evaluations from critics.
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