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Planeta Etna Bianco DOC

2015

In a Nutshell

Etna's volcanic soils lend a complex minerality reminiscent of Burgundy's Chablis.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of white fruits, yellow plum and herbal notes. The palate is beautifully elegant, with pure citrus fruit showing. The small percentage of wine fermented in wood softens the refreshing acidity typical of the Carricante and adds a roundness to the palate, The finish is piercing and mineral, in a good way.

Production 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.

Grape Blend

100%

Carricante

Planeta Etna Bianco DOC

Detailed Information

Type

White

Country

Italy

Region

Sicily

Vintage

2015

Size

0.75L

ABV

13.5%

Grape

Carricante

Viticulture

Minimal Intervention

Vinification

Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£16.60

Press Quotes & Awards

'Zesty and attractive, with well-integrated oak, and floral and green apple notes,' said team leader Annette Scarfe MW, while Plateau Restaurant's Lucas Nikanorovas noted 'fresh, light, crisp, with good balance and flinty, mineral notes'.

Judges Comments, Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

Silver Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

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