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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Planeta La Segreta Bianco 2009
Planeta La Segreta Bianco 2009
(search item no. 109459)
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $13.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

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.

The taste is fresh, supple and round on the palate, with good balance between fruit flavors and crisp acidity.

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About Planeta:

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 members occupy full-time roles in the company. Alessio, with the help of Marcello, is in charge of vineyard management, Francesca looks after sales and marketing. Chiara deals with public relations and Giovanni handles administration - truly a family-fun operation. The two properties which make up the estate, Ulmo and Dispensa, both have north-west facing vineyards located at about 250 meters above sea level. Vines are trained on vertical trellises using double Guyot systems. Ulmo, which began production in 1985, has 45 hectares of vineyard, production from the 37 hectares at the Dispensa estate began with the 1997 vintage.