Planeta Alastro Bianco 2021

Planeta Alastro Bianco 2021

 

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Planeta
Alastro Bianco 2021
  • Vintage : 2021
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sicily
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Crisp Dry White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 80% Grecanico, 20% Sauvignon Blanc

Elegant, balanced and austere, this is the ideal companion for the rich Mediterranean cuisine

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 92 2020
WE Wine Enthusiast 89 2019
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2018
RP Robert Parker 87 2018
DCT Decanter 93 2017
WS Wine Spectator 91 2017
JR Jancis Robinson 15.5 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Its name is taken from the wild shrub which covers the valleys around Lake Arancio with its yellow flowers in springtime. It is a single variety Grecanico, produced from the historic 25-year old Ulmo Vineyard, and thus able to express to the utmost the unique characteristics of this noble and ancient Sicilian grape.

Colour: pale straw with hints of green reflections

Nose: austere and polite. Aromas of ripe white melon and Etna white peach, followed by sweet sensations, white chocolate and meringue, a mineral component gradually appearing in the wine

Palate: the palate is thin but not too bulky, full and unexpectedly soft. A nice acidity nhances the freshness. Unpredictable finish with a return of dense flowery notes

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2020)
Generous and crisp, this is a prototypical Sicilian dry white. A slew of Mediterranean herbs, but also citrus zest and some ripe nectarine. So much juicy fruit at the finish. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 89 Points (2019)
Fresh and savory, this tangy white has inviting aromas of white grapefruit and yellow stone fruit. On the refreshing palate, vibrant acidity accompanies juicy apricot, tangerine and lemon drop candy before a tangy close.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2018)
The sweetly perfumed 2018 Il Bianco La Segreta mixes honeyed florals with ripe apples, apricots and hints of hazelnut to create a deeply seductive display. It’s silky-smooth with medium-bodied weight, offset by a wave of salty acids, minerals and citrus-infused green apple. The balance of richness and contrasting components dazzles the senses. This lingers long with a hint of custard while remaining perfectly refreshing. The 2019 Il Bianco, a blend of 50% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier and 10% Fiano, punches well above its price point.

Robert Parker (RP) : 87 Points (2018)
Fleeting mineral notes of white chalk open the bouquet of the 2018 Sicilia Menfi Alastro, but they soon cede to more lasting aromas of lemon blossom and summer peach. This is a very easy white wine to throw down with a couple of fried sardines and toasted bread with olive oil.

Decanter (DCT) : 93 Points (2017)
I love this fresh, modern take on an Etna white wine, with its controlled and precise nose of honey hints, white flowers and ripe limes. The palate is invigorating, juicy and lively. Full and rich but bursting with tangy, lime-juicy brightness. Vivacious and delicious.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2017)
Mouthwatering acidity frames this well-knit, light- to medium-bodied white, which offers a creamy plumpness to the flavors of baked quince, grated ginger, stone and nectarine. Drink now through 2023.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 15.5 Points (2014)
Tasted July 2015 - Very fruity palate but a very 'technical' nose with the added acid a little obvious.

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Burdese 2016
RP
91
WE
90
JS
93

This is a red wine of great density, structure and balance, produced in limited quantity from selected vineyards. Burdese is a splendid wine for aging that offers a complexity of aromas and flavours, a product of the Sicilian sun

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Planeta Cometa 2021
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Cometa 2021
RP
94
VN
93
JS
92
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Planeta Chardonnay 2020
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Chardonnay 2020
RP
95
VN
90
WE
90
A wine which has become the image illustrating the changes taking place in Sicilian wines.
35,00 €
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Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo 2016
RP
91
JS
92
WS
90
This exceptional presentation of this noble grape, rich, round and powerful, is found in the winelists of the most prestigious restaurants and winebars round the world
25,50 €
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Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2020
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Planeta
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2020
WS
90
DCT
91
JS
92
Cerasuolo di Vittoria is born in the beautiful countryside of Dorilli, between the sea and the Iblei Mountains. The name of the only D.O.C.G. in Sicily is derived from "cerasa", cherry in Sicilian dialect.
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Planeta Etna Rosso 2020
Planeta Etna Rosso 2020
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Etna Rosso 2020
RP
92
WE
92
JS
94
This wine is produced at Feudo di Mezzo winery, situated in the heart of Etna viticulture. It comes from Nerello Mascalese grapes, and from the search for a modern expression of this noble grape…
24,90 €
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Planeta Etna Bianco 2020
Planeta Etna Bianco 2020
Planeta
Etna Bianco 2020
RP
93
WE
92
WS
90

Tasting Note: Vibrant Sicilian white wine from volcanic soil, rounded, fruity and perfumed with yellow plums, white stone fruit and herbs.

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

Vinification: 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.

22,50 €
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Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2019
Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2019
Planeta
Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2019
RP
93
VN
90
JS
96
The history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. The legendary one of 1614, lasting ten years and the longest ever recorded, halted right on the border of the vineyards of Sciaranuova. A strongly evocative name for our Cru dell’Etna based on Nerello Mascalese. High black lands confer an elegant style, refined and balanced.
32,30 €
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Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante 2019
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Planeta
Eruzione 1614 Carricante 2019
RP
94
VN
93
JS
91
The history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. That of 1614 is legendary, lasting ten years and the longest ever recorded, halting just on the border of the vineyards of Sciaranuova. A name strongly evocative of our Cru dell’Etna; Carricante with a small addition of Riesling. High altitude black soils confer a fresh, savoury and mineral style.
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Mamertino 2017
RP
91
WS
90
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Frappato Vittoria 2020
RP
87
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Planeta Alastro Bianco 2021 Reviewed by James Suckling 10-10-2022 . Score: 4.5