Planeta Chardonnay 2020

Planeta Chardonnay 2020

 

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Planeta
Chardonnay 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sicily
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

A wine which has become the image illustrating the changes taking place in Sicilian wines.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 95 2019
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 90 2019
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2018
JS James Suckling 93 2017
WS Wine Spectator 91 2015
JR Jancis Robinson 15.5 2013
More information on wine critics and ratings

It was born from a dream of competing with the world in the production of this noble and widespread grape variety.

A long progress begun in 1985 which has been full of surprise and success. Today Planeta’s Chardonnay is an icon for the whole of Sicily. The vines of Ulmo and Maroccoli which create it are unique in their location and terroir. Its fermentation and maturing in French barrels, which by now has been carefully planned for years, delivers an extraordinarily graceful, powerful wine

Colour: golden yellow with lively green glints

Nose: rich and intense. Aromas of peach, golden apple, white figs, vanilla cream, meringue. Hints of hazelnut and ‘zagara’ honey. The wood is shy but well balanced

Palate: soft, round, energetic, full. The balance is characterized by a fine acidity, fresh flavour and substantial body

 

Robert Parker (RP) : 95 Points (2019)
The Planeta 2019 Sicilia Menfi Chardonnay is a true beauty, and it's incredible to think that as many as 200,000 bottles were produced at this quality. The wine boasts a slightly old-school personality for oak-aged Chardonnay, but it is remarkably vibrant and quick-footed nonetheless. Instead of overt toast or butter, this wine shows all-Sicilian notes of toasted almond and candied fruit. It offers a medium gold color and a lifted, mid-weight texture. Fresh acidy adds sharpness and focus. The Planeta family is doing wonders with Chardonnay (you might also try the fabulous Didacus), and you can't beat this price point.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 90 Points (2019)
The sweetly scented 2019 Chardonnay opens up with an alluring bouquet of dusty yellow florals, dried apricot, sage and hints of almond. It boasts oily, glycerol-like textures, lifted by stimulating acids, citrus-tinged orchard fruits and minerals. This is rich and savory with power in reserve, tapering off a bit tropical yet in perfect balance. A salty flourish keeps you coming back to the glass for more.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2018)
This Chardonnay opens with aromas of ripe yellow apple, coconut and pineapple. The firm palate offers vanilla, toasted oak and hazelnut alongside fresh acidity.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2017)
Mango dessert, banoffee pie, vanilla, parmesan and apricot compote make for a very opulent nose indeed. Despite the resounding intensity, the full-bodied and dense palate has enough acidity to lift the fleshy tropical fruit and, unbelievably, this ends quite bright. Drink now.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2015)
Bright and expressive, this elegant white is finely knit, with rich accents of oak spice and toast underscoring flavors of lemon parfait, Gala apple and lime blossom. Fine and creamy, presenting a lingering, minerally finish. Drink now through 2025. 25,000 cases made.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 15.5 Points (2013)
This was grown in Sambuca and half comes from the original vineyard planted in 1999. The other half is from a new, cooler, higher vineyard planted at 450 m elevation at the beginning of this century. About half went into new oak. It's all fine but of course seems a little mainstream and lacks the tension of the Etna wines. Sweet start, crisp finish

Planeta Alastro Bianco 2020
Planeta Alastro Bianco 2020
Planeta
Alastro Bianco 2020
JS
92
WE
89
VN
91
Elegant, balanced and austere, this is the ideal companion for the rich Mediterranean cuisine
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Planeta Burdese 2015
Planeta Burdese 2015
Planeta
Burdese 2015
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 2020
Planeta Cometa 2020
Planeta
Cometa 2020
RP
94
VN
93
JS
92
A great white wine from southern Italian grapes which can be compared with the most important white wines of the world.
33,50 €
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Planeta Merlot Sito dell
Planeta Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo 2016
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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
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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
Planeta
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…
23,90 €
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Planeta Etna Bianco 2019
Planeta Etna Bianco 2019
Planeta
Etna Bianco 2019
RP
93
WS
90
WE
92

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 2018
Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018
Planeta
Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018
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.
29,90 €
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Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante 2018
Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante 2018
Planeta
Eruzione 1614 Carricante 2018
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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Planeta Mamertino 2017
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RP
91
WS
90
A denomination rooted in antiquity when the Mamertini produced this wine, described by Pliny and beloved by Julius Caesar, at Milazzo. Nero d’Avola and Nocera, 12 months of maturation in…
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Planeta Frappato Vittoria 2020
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RP
87
A rare and exclusive grape variety cultivated on only a few hectares, it is best expressed in the red sands of Vittoria, not far from the sea. An aromatic and pleasant red wine as few others, a perfect synthesis between tradition and innovation.
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Planeta Chardonnay 2020 Reviewed by Robert Parker 28-12-2021 . Score: 4