Planeta La Segreta Bianco 2008

White Blends from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $14.79
Item No. 109458
  • WE88
  • WS87
  • RP87
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS87
  • 1999
  • WS87
  • 1998
  • WS85
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Winemaker's Notes

The color is straw with light greenish accents.

On the nose a lively, aromatic bouquet combining mineral scents with classic aromas of green citrus fruit, lime, peach and white melon.

Fresh, supple and round on the palate, with good balance between fruit flavors and crisp acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"Grecanico and Chardonnay (with other grapes) are blended here to shape the ultimate wine to pair with Mediterranean seafood dishes. Think spaghetti con vongole or fried calamari. Buttery notes of peach and apricot mix well with crisp mineral elements."
88 Points

"This tasty white offers apple, citrus fruits and a hint of lychee. Medium-bodied, with a fruity palate and a clean, crisp finish. Drink now"
87 Points

"The 2008 La Segreta Bianco is generous and layered in its ripe apricots and peaches. There is a slightly candied, perfumed quality to the fruit that is quite attractive as this beautifully balanced Sicilian white opens up. La Segreta is 50% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier and 10% Fiano. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011."
87 Points

Learn About Planeta Map ItMap It

The Planeta family had been cultivating vines in the region of Manfi and Sambuca di Sicilia, not far from Agrigento, for more than 300 years. The company is managed today by the new generation under the direction of Diego Planeta, President since 1972, of the local cooperative and an influential figure in the increase of awareness of quality wines in this region. Other family...

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Learn About Southern Italy

Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania Abruzzi Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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