Planeta Estate Wines
These wines celebrate all that is great in boutique Sicilian winemaking: concentration, balance and unique varietal character. While the Planeta family has expanded their portfolio to encompass some stunning international varietal wines (including Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah), each of these offerings perfectly exudes Sicilian tradition by using only local grape varieties of true distinction.
ALASTRO AED 85
The name is taken from the wild shrub which covers the valleys around Lake Arancio with its yellow flowers in springtime. Alastro is a single varietal Grecanico, produced from the historic 25 year old Ulmo vineyard which is able to express utmost characteristics of this noble and ancient Sicilian grape.
|Now – 2 years||Osso Bucco in a rich tomato sauce|
PLUMBAGO AED 85
Plumbago is a single-variety Nero d’Avola, named after the purple wild flower that grows in the woods surrounding the vineyards of Ulmo. This is a soft and fruity version of a great Sicilian grape variety. Abundant red fruits dominate, with plum and ripe blackberry in the background. Rounded tannins and perfectly measured oak maturation provide instant gratification.
|Now – 2 years||Beef casserole with aromatic Italian herbs|
SANTA CECILIA AED 185
This is Planeta’s benchmark wine, produced from the most important Sicilian grape varietal, Nero d’Avola. Following years of research to create the ultimate Sicilian wine, the Planeta family went to the white soils and ancient vineyards of Noto in the South East of the country. Here at the birthplace of Nero d’Avola, the wine expresses elegance, power, balance and poise. Prune, seasoned pomegranate, cake of strawberry, carobs and fig preserve.
|Now – 5 years||Peppered and exotically spiced red meats|
COMETA AED 185
This 100% Fiano gem can be compared alongside the world’s most important white wines with its strength and depth of character. Cometa expresses this extraordinary grape in an original and unique way, with intense and flowery perfumes being held up by a luscious, honeyed structure.
|Now – 2 years||Seafood brodetto|
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