Planeta Etna Rosso 2020

Planeta Etna Rosso 2020

 

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Planeta
Etna Rosso 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sicily
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13°
  • Grappes : 100% Nerello Mascalese

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 94 2019
RP Robert Parker 92 2019
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2019
WS Wine Spectator 91 2018
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2016
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2016
JR Jancis Robinson 17 2015
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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 variety cultivated in the unique and splendid terroir of Etna.

A wine which unexpectedly transforms into a champion of drinkable red wine with marked savoury flavour and a tasting profile produced by a ferrous touch, rhubarb and very evident black pepper.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2019)
Very smoky and intense with cherries, berries and some orange peel and ash. It’s full-bodied, but not overbearing, with lovely fruit and citrus character at the finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2019)
The Planeta 2019 Etna Rosso is primary and less formal overall but still very true to the classic fundamentals of an Etna red. The bouquet is immediate in its delivery of wild rose, cassis and dried raspberry. It's no surprise that those distinctive volcanic tones of dry ash and earth also play a leading role. This Rosso is lean and streamlined with nice freshness to conclude. Serve it with a classic Sicilian pasta alla Norma (tomato, eggplant and ricotta salata).

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2019)
Bright and savory, this has alluring scents of fragrant blue flowers, wild red berries and Mediterranean brush. On the polished, racy palate, supple tannins and vibrant acidity accompany juicy red cherry, blood orange, star anise and a tangy mineral note evoking rusty nail.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (2018)
Creamy and finely knit, this medium-bodied red frames flavors of dried cherry and cranberry, loamy earth and rose hip notes with bright acidity and trim, lightly chewy tannins. Well-balanced, with a lingering, lightly spiced finish. Drink now through 2028. 3,750 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2016)
Bright red. Effusively floral and mineral on both the nose and the palate. Very easygoing and light on its feet, with seamless tannins, and a nicely persistent, repeating mineral and floral quality on the long, vibrant finish. I especially like this wine’s downright knockout nose. (ID) (8/2019)

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2016)
Planeta’s Etna Rosso from the moderate 2016 growing season is understated and elegant. It opens with delicate floral scents that lead into flavors of red plum and Morello cherry; fine, sandpapery tannins and subtle notes of green olive and savory herbs add complexity to the finish.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17 Points (2015)
Cask sample. Youthful mid ruby. Perfumed and lifted and cool with a touch of lees. Still a bit backward. Perfectly medium bodied, an elegant palate framed by powdery tannins. Cool raspberry finish. Burgundian style. (WS)

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Planeta Etna Rosso 2020 Reviewed by James Suckling 28-12-2021 . Score: 4.5