Planeta

Established in 1995, Planeta is a Sicilian wine producer built on a long agricultural tradition handed down since 1500 through 17 generations in the area between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi.
Today Planeta represents not just one, but six ways of developing the territory, in six different settings. There are, in fact, six Planeta wine producing estates, each one with a specific research and development project. Ulmo, at Sambuca di Sicilia, Dispensa, at Menfi; Dorilli, at Victoria; Buonivini at Noto, Feudo di Mezzo at Etna in Castiglione di Sicilia, and finally, La Baronia, at Capo Milazzo. These are the Planeta locations, comprising a total surface area of 363 hectares of vineyards.

Through its family properties, Planeta can conduct a virtual journey around Sicily and its greatest wines. The stages are up-to-date and innovative yet consistent with a historical and ritualistic interpretation that elsewhere has almost been forgotten. Planeta's project calls for patient and meticulous research, never hurried, and looks just as much to the past as to the future. On the one hand, a deep bond with the oldest wine-making Sicilian tradition, with its heritage of native varieties: Grecanico, Carricante, Moscato di Noto, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese and Nero d'Avola.

On the other, the arena in which the greatest producers of the five continents are appraised for Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet: magnificent classics of international enology interpreted by a territory which puts its unmistakable mark on them.
It is paramount to remember the most inspired and visionary varietal experimentation: it has resulted in obtaining for the first time in Sicily a Fiano with truly revolutionary features. And then,that unique green gold, the Planetas' other passion: extra virgin olive oil produced in the natural oasis of Capparrina, near the beaches of Menfi. The company's activity has one absolutely essential point of reference: environmental sustainability, achieved through landscape conservation, renewable energy, recycled materials and sustainable agriculture, with the utmost respect for the territory, cultural heritage and the communities within which the company operates.

Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta gave life to this project, but behind them they have the whole family, rooted in the reality of Sicilian agriculture for generations, beginning with Diego Planeta, considered the leading figure in the rebirth of the Sicilian wine industry in the last forty years. A brand, a family that has aimed at ambitious goals, following the lode-star of quality.

Contrada Dispensa
92013 Menfi Agrigento
Italy
Phone: 
0039 091 327965
Foundation year: 
1995
Typology: 
Agricultural
Annual revenue: 
n.d.
Bottle production (per year): 
More than 500,000 bottles
Labels: 
30
Hectares: 
392
Brand number: 
1
PLANETA
Main operations: 
In international context
Channels Italy: 
4
Export: 
55%
Open for tastings: 
On booking
Hospitality: 
Yes

Producer's wines

DOC, Sicilia bianco, anche vendemmia tardiva,passito,superiore e riserva
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Sicilia rosso, anche vendemmia tardiva, passito e riserva
Still wine, red wine
IGT, Terre Siciliane bianco
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Noto Rosso
Still wine, red wine
IGT, Terre Siciliane rosso
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Sicilia rosso, anche vendemmia tardiva, passito e riserva
Biodinamico
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Mamertino di Milazzo o Mamertino Calabrese o Nero d'Avola e Calabrese o Nero d'Avola Riserva
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Sicilia Carricante, anche spumante
Sparkling wine, parkling wine produced by fermentation in the bottle (classic method)
DOC, Etna Rosso
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Etna Bianco
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Sicilia Nerello mascalese, anche rosato e spumante
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Sicilia Carricante, anche spumante
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Vittoria Frappato
Still wine, red wine
DOCG, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico
Still wine, red wine refined in wood
DOCG, Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Noto - Moscato di Noto
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Noto - Moscato di Noto
Still wine, natural sweet wine
DOC, Noto Nero d'Avola
Still wine, red wine refined in wood
DOC, Sicilia rosso, anche vendemmia tardiva, passito e riserva
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Menfi Fiano, e Superiore
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Sambuca di Sicilia Rosato
Still wine,
DOC, Sicilia rosso, anche vendemmia tardiva, passito e riserva
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Sicilia bianco, anche vendemmia tardiva,passito,superiore e riserva
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Menfi Grillo
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Menfi Chardonnay, e Superiore e Spumante
Still wine, white wine
DOC, Sicilia rosso, anche vendemmia tardiva, passito e riserva
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Sicilia rosso, anche vendemmia tardiva, passito e riserva
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Sicilia rosso, anche vendemmia tardiva, passito e riserva
Still wine, red wine
DOC, Sicilia bianco, anche vendemmia tardiva,passito,superiore e riserva
Still wine, white wine