From many generations the Planeta family has been dedicated to farming in the area of Sambuca di Siclia and Menfi, in the province of Agrigento, and it as always been in the forefront of developments in Sicilian agriculture. The future production of wine began in 1985 on the shore of the Lake Arancio, near Sambuca di Sicilia, with the main aim being to demonstrate the value of Sicilian wines. Since the first vineyards was planted the Planeta family has concentrated on three important goals: - to gain recognition to the indigenous grape varieties; - to adapt the best international vines to the particular conditions of Sicily; - o restore the fascinating and historic Sicilian D.O.C.;
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.
In local dialect Burdese means ‘bordolese’ (from Bordeaux) and refers to the classic grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. 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...
D.O.C.G. Cerasuolo di Vittoria Our Cerasuolo di Vittoria is born in the beautiful countryside of Dorilli, between the sea and the Iblei mountains, well known as a place of excellence of Sicilian food. The name of the only DOCG in Sicily is derived from ‘Cerasa’, cherry in Sicilian dialect. It is produced from the indigenous varieties Nero d’Avola and...
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.
A great white wine from southern Italian grapes which can be compared with the most important white wines of the world; this was the initial intention. During the 1990′s this was the aim of our experiments with Fiano, a noble and ancient variety originating in Campania.
La Segreta takes its name from the wood that surrounds our vineyard at Ulmo. This young fresh wine produced mainly from Grecanico grapes, introduced into Sicily more than 2,000 years ago, gains personality and style with the addition of international variety grapes.All the grapes are carefully cultivated in Planeta owned vineyards.
Our Merlot has enjoyed international attention since its first vintage. It has a small production from the hilly vineyards of Ulmo and Maroccoli. 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.
Santa Cecilia is our benchmark wine produced from the most important Sicilian grape variety, Nero d’Avola. The wine expresses elegance, power, balance and emphasis on the unique aromas of Sicily, and now is finally a point of reference for red wines from indigenous Sicilian grapes.Its name is derived from that of our family – Planeta di Santa Cecilia.