Overview of the Wine
“It is a new way of thinking about the journey through Sicily; after Menfi, Vittoria, then Noto, then Etna, then Milazzo. Not a random route, but one strongly linked to the variety of countryside, to the winds, to the character of the people and thus of their wine…” –Diego Planeta
Planeta encompasses six distinct wine estates across Sicily, each one inspired and constructed in harmony with its surroundings and dedicated to its terroir.
For five centuries and seventeen generations, the Planeta family has been involved in the Sicilian agricultural sector. Their work on the island has contributed to the revitalization of Sicilian winemaking, now one of the most dynamic and sought-after viticultural regions in the world. Planeta’s journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate owned by the family since the 1600s. Here on Italy's most enchanting island, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, under the guidance of Diego Planeta, began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s. Subsequent years were spent matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international varieties. Years of careful research paid off when the Planeta wines were met with immediate critical acclaim upon introduction in the U.S. in the late 1990s.
Planeta’s six boutique wineries include: Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia, Dispensa at Menfi, Dorilli at Vittoria, Buonivini at Noto, Sciara Nuova on Etna at Castiglione di Sicilia, and the newest addition, La Baronia at Capo Milazzo. Each vineyard site is carefully cultivated with grapes that best compliment the local terroir.
Grape / Blend
Blend: 50% Syrah, 50% Nero d'avila
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This Rose, fresh and fruity, represents all the feelings of a Sicilian summer. Its color is that of a summer sunset. The fresh aromas of strawberry make it a marvellously friendly wine, and easy to drink.
Enjoy Planeta's Rose in good company, as an aperitif with tapas, raw fish, fresh salads or alone with seasonal fruit.
90 Points - Vinous
The 2020 Sicilia Rose delivers a captivating bouquet full of peppery florals, young strawberries with stems and all, plus a note of flowery undergrowth that seals the deal. This is soft and enveloping, contrasting ripe melon with zesty yellow citrus and bright acidity. It’s incredibly long with cheek-puckering tension, as a mix of sour lemon and green apple slowly fizzles out. This is a high-energy 50/50 blend of Syrah and Nero d'Avola.
Product size: 750ml