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Order PLANETA wine to be delivered for arrival at your Sicilian villa

THINK EXPERIENCES IN SICILY

The Planeta cousins | The Thinking TravellerAs the many international prizes won by Sicilian producers confirm, some of Italy’s best wine is from Sicily.

It is not, however, always easy to find if you are not staying near a larger town or a good wine seller. For this reason, The Thinking Traveller, in association with PLANETA, one of Sicily’s most prestigious wine producers (see the reviews), offers a wine delivery service in a selection of its villas in Sicily.

What are the advantages?

  • excellent quality Sicilian wine for the whole of your stay waiting for you on arrival at your villa
  • 17 fabulous wines to choose from  plus a NEW unique mixed case especially assembled for The Thinking Traveller clients (see below)
  • excellent value - prices are the same as those you will find in most wine shops
  • free delivery on orders over €250
  • simple and quick to order
  • no long shopping trips or loading/unloading the car with cases of wine

It really is a win-win service!

To order, log onto your secure booking management pages (tell us if you need us to resend your login details, or just enter the email address you used when you booked and we'll resend your password immediately) select the wine you want (see below) and pay for it online using our secure server (please ensure that your order is placed at least one week before your arrival date). It takes a few minutes, and your wine will be waiting for you when you arrive at your villa in Sicily. Free delivery is included for all orders of €250 or more (delivery for orders less than that amount is just €20).

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Choose your Sicilian wine from the PLANETA range


The Premium Selection

Our mixed case of Premium Planeta wines has been created exclusively for clients of The Thinking Traveller. It comprises a mix of Planeta’s top winesrange, including two whites, three reds and one dessert wine. If only the best will do, this is the case for you.

This case includes: 
Chardonnay – white, 100% Chardonnay
Cometa – white, 100% Fiano
Santa Cecilia – red, 100% Nero d’Avola
Burdese – red, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
Eruzione Nerello – red, 100% Nerello Mascalese
Passito di Noto – dessert, 100% Passito Bianco

Price: €170



 

The Aperitivo Selection

Start your holiday in Sicilian style with our Aperitivo selection. Including some of the best wines in PLANETA's range as well as some easy drinking classics, this case is guaranteed to get your holiday off to a good start. 

Why not combine with the Sicilian Mixed Case and the Passito di Noto for the complete PLANETA experience and save on delivery fees?

The case includes:
La Segreta Bianco - White: 50% Geranico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 10% Fiano
Rosé - D.O.C. Sicilia: 50% Nero d'Avola, 50% Syrah
Frappato - Red, D.O.C. Vittoria: 100% Frappato
Moscato di Noto - White, D.O.C. Noto: 100% Moscato Bianco
2 x Brut Metodo Classico - Sparkling White, D.O.C. Sicilia: 100% Carricante

Price: €110


Mixed case


A Mixed Case Medley of Planeta Wine 

Our mixed case medley of Planeta wines has been created exclusively for clients of The Thinking Traveller, giving you a true taste of Sicily delivered to your villa. The 6 wines, 3 red and 3 white, demonstrate the wonderful diversity of Sicily's wine-making traditions.

Case includes: 
Alastro IGT - 70% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, produced in Sambuca, SW Sicily
Carricante IGT - 100% Carricante, produced on Mount Etna
Chardonnay - 100% Chardonnay, produced in Sambuca, SW Sicily
Dorilli Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico - 70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Frappato, produced in Vittoria, SE Sicily
Nerello Mascalese - 100% Nerello Mascalese, produced on Mount Etna and
Plumbago - 100% Nero d'Avola, produced in Sambuca, SW Sicily

Price: €108




 

Planeta-Santa-Cecilia | Think Sicily

Santa Cecilia IGT

Grape varieties: 100% Nero d'Avola
Area of production: Noto, south-east Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: purple red with violet hue.  
Nose: lively and characteristic of Nero d'Avola grown in the Noto area. Prune, seasoned pomegranate, cake of strawberry. Carobs and fig preserve. Palate: elegant and compact tannins, sustained by an electric an vibrating acidity typical of Nero d'Avola from the South East of Sicily.

Alcohol content (approx): 14.3% vol

Price: €135 for a case of 6 bottles 


Planeta Merlot | Think Sicily

Merlot IGT

Grape varieties: 100% Merlot
Area of production: Sambuca, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: dense ruby red.
Nose: refined scents of blackcurrant, ripe prune, candied violets. Yeasts, emerging hints of balsam and herbs.
Palate: full and heavy overall, striking. Tannins are rendered manageable by its structure and considerable verve. Unending finish.

Alcohol content (approx): 14.8% vol

Price: €135 for a case of 6 bottles


Planeta-Dorilli-Cerasuolo-di-Vittoria | Think Sicily

Dorilli Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico

Grape varieties: 70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Frappato
Area of production: Vittoria, south-east Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: ruby red with hints of violet
Nose: typical of wines produced in the Vittoria area although more complex. Aromas of red cherry, strawberry, sour cherry preserve and pears.
Palate: soft and balanced with fine tannins.

Alcohol content (approx): 13.5% vol

Price: €90 for a case of 6 bottles


Planeta-Cerasuolo-di-Vittoria | Think Sicily

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

Grape varieties: 60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Frappato
Area of production: Vittoria, south-east Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: ruby red with slight sour cherry glints.
Nose: typical of the wines of Vittoria and its terroir. Aromas of small red fruits, strawberry, cherry, prickly pear, Etna dog rose conserves and fruit sweets. Very individual and recognisable.
Palate: juicy, full and flowing with delicate velvety tannins.

Alcohol content (approx): 13% vol

Price: €72 for a case of 6 bottles


 Planeta-Syrah | Think Sicily

Syrah

Grape varieties: 100% Syrah
Area of production: Menfi and Sambuca, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: ruby red with violet undertones.
Nose: complex and interesting bouquet. A combined spiciness of red fruit, including bilberries and blackberries. Hints of sage, black pepper and cinnamon.
Palate: the impact leaves no gaps. Rich and soft, with a refreshing liveliness and smooth tannins. A sunny and expressive Syrah.

Alcohol content (approx): 14.8% vol

Price: €135 for a case of 6 bottles

 

 Planeta-La-Segreta-Rosso | Think Sicily

La Segreta Rosso IGT

Grape varieties: 50% Nero d'Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah,5% Cabernet Franc
Area of production: Menfi and Sambuca, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: ruby red laden with purple hue.
Nose: red and black fruit exploding on the nose with redcurrant and cherry. Characteristic fierce hints of Nero d'Avola.
Palate: full, enfolding the palate with a pleasant softness and velvety tannin. A wine of open and communicative character; a friendly wine.

Alcohol content (approx): 13.3% vol

Price: €49 for a case of 6 bottles


Planeta-Burdese | Think Sicily

Burdese IGT

Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
Area of production: Menfi and Sambuca, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: intense ruby red.
Nose: deep and rich. An initially sweet profile recalling blackberry and sour cherry, followed by peppers, leather, light tobacco, cocoa and a hint of asphalt.
Palate: in the mouth full, forceful and energetic, with a voluminous but at the same time flowing structure. A long finish.

Alcohol content (approx): 14.45% vol

Price: €135 for a case of 6 bottles


 Planeta Plumbago | Think Sicily

Plumbago

Grape varieties: 100% Nero d'Avola
Area of production: Sambuca, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: intense red with hints of purple.  
Nose: abundance of red fruits like plum aromas, ripe blackberry typical of western Sicily Nero d'Avola blended with scents of cocoa, and almost Sacher cake.
Palate: soft tannins and roundness characterizes the wine.

Alcohol content (approx): 13.5% vol

Price: €63 for a case of 6 bottles


 Planeta Nerello | Think Sicily

Nerello Mascalese

Grape varieties: 100% Nerello Mascalese
Area of production: Mount Etna, 870m above sea level

Tasting notes

Colour: transparent red.  
Nose: redcurrant and wild thyme.
Palate: very herby on the palate, with more redcurrant and elderberry fruit. Crisp acidity, dry yet light tannin and a complex, savoury finish.

Alcohol content (approx): 13.5% vol

Price: €108 for a case of 6 bottles (limited availability)


 Planeta-Rose | Think Sicily

Rosé DOC

Grape varieties: 100% Syrah
Area of production: Menfi, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: Cerasuolo pink, luminous.
Nose: aromas of red-berried fruit such as the wild strawberries of Ribera and pomegranate with a hint of seaweed.
Palate: fresh, vibrant and juicy. Food-pairing suggestions: Ideal as aperitif, with white meat and lightly fried food. Air-dried ham or simply with peanuts and dried pistachios.

Alcohol content (approx): 12.5% vol

Price: €49 for a case of 6 bottles

 

Planeta-Passito-di-Noto | Think Sicily

Passito DOC

Grape varieties: 100% Passito Bianco
Area of production: Noto, south-east Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: brilliant golden yellow.
Nose: hints of honey, dried apricot, mango and dates. Rose petals, chestnut and jasmine. Aromas of Darjeeling tea and ginger.
Palate: harmonious, full and with marked acidity which ensures it is never dull. Finish: viscous, full and lasting.

Alcohol content (approx): 11% vol

Price: €141 for a case of 6 bottles or €71 for 3 bottles (Passito bottles are smaller than standard wine bottles, at 50cl rather than 75cl)


 Planeta-Brut-Metodo-Classico | Think SicilyBrut Metodo Classico

Grape varieties: 100% Carricante
Area of production: Mount Etna, 870m above sea level

Tasting notes

Colour: straw yellow with shades of light green, fine and persistent perlage.
Nose: white flowers, green grass.
Palate: tangy, mineral freshness.

Alcohol content (approx): 12.5% vol


Price: €129 for a case of 6 bottles (limited availability)


 Planeta Carricante | Think SicilyCarricante IGT Sicilia 2009

Grape varieties: 100% Carricante
Area of production: Mount Etna, 870m above sea level

Tasting notes

Colour: pale yellow with shades of green.
Nose: Green apple, typical of vines grown at altitude, white flowers, wild honey. Hints of mineral and very evident mint. The wine is young and it still has primary aromas designed to facilitate aging
Palate: mouth sour and fresh in the style of Etna. Long and persistent with obvious fragrance.

Alcohol content (approx): 13.1% vol

Price: €96 for a case of 6 bottles


 Planeta-La-Segreta-Bianco | Think SicilyLa Segreta Bianco IGT

Grape varieties: 50% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 10% Fiano
Area of production: Menfi and Sambuca, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: a clear yellow with slight greenish reflections.
Nose: fruity and fragrant with aromas of pineapple, lime and citrus.
Palate: fresh and balanced with a good match between acidity and volume. A fine aromatic finish. Good correspondence between acidity and volume.

Alcohol content (approx): 12.9% vol

Price: €49 for a case of 6 bottles



Planeta-Alastro | Think Sicily

Alastro IGT

Grape varieties: 70% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay
Area of production: Sambuca, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes

Colour: intense straw yellow with light greenish hue.
Nose: intense and soft. Notes of medlar, white peach from Bivona and pink grapefruit, with hints of vanilla, jasmine and green tea.
Palate: measured and soft with a structure well supported by its acidity. A floral and complex finish.

Alcohol content (approx): 12.5% vol

Price: €65 for a case of 6 bottles


 

Planeta-Chardonnay | Think Sicily

Chardonnay IGT

Grape varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Area of production: Sambuca, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes 

Colour: golden yellow with bright greenish hue.
Nose: refined aromas of apricot, hawthorn, hay and vanilla cream. Citrus fruit perfumes. The wood is delicate and hidden beneath the fruit fragrances.
Palate: harmonious, rounded, satisfying. Full-bodied. Pleasant mineral notes appear in the prolonged finish.

Alcohol content (approx): 14% vol

Price: €132 for a case of 6 bottles



Planeta-Cometa | Think SicilyCometa IGT

Grape varieties: 100% Fiano
Area of production: Menfi, south-west Sicily

Tasting notes 

Colour: straw yellow with evident green tints.
Nose: as always, abounding with aromas of white flowers, thyme and camomile. Citrus hints of tangerine, lychee and mint.
Palate: elegant and voluptuous. Expressive and enveloping, well supported by a fresh acidity. Mineral notes which well express the terroir. A full and progressive finish.

Alcohol content (approx): 14% vol

Price:  €132 for a case of 6 bottles



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What the experts say about Planeta's wines

About Planeta

Planeta is without doubt one of Sicily’s foremost producers of quality wines. Run by three cousins, Alessio, Francesca and Santi, the winery was founded in 1990 and immediately set about improving the standard of wine produced on the island. It now boasts 350 hectares of vineyards divided between five estates spread around Sicily reflecting the diversity of Sicilian wines and grape varieties, and produces around 2,200,000 bottles per year. 

What the experts say

"Planeta's Santa Cecilia is a red bursting with black cherry and pomegranate fruit with a discreet aniseed awesomeness... Planeta's Cometa Fiano 2013 is thrillingly poised between peach and pineapple and great with seafood. Fiano is a grape that creates plumper whites; try if Chardonnay is your usual tipple... Planeta is a quality winery worth looking out for.

Olly Smith, Mail Online, 31 January 2015


"The Planeta family put Sicily on the modern wine map with its Merlot and Chardonnay but this Syrah is extremely well made - gentle texture and serious flavours. Not an outrageous price for this quality."

Jancis Robinson in The Financial Times


"A wine that I'm very enthusiastic about at the moment is the 2004 Planeta Burdese, from Sicily. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc blend with an intense and richly extracted minerality that's nicely balanced with hints of bell pepper and anise..."

Anthony Mazzola, Managing Partner, Accademia di Vino in USA Today


“The Burdese ’05 for its great depth and elegance, rich minerality and spice aromas... the Fiano Cometa ’06, the Chardonnay ’06, the  Nero d’Avola Santa Cecilia ’05, the Syrah from the same year and all the other labels. They’re all excellent." 

Gambero Rosso, Italy’s authoritative wine and food guide


"Tasting through a complete line-up of Planeta's current releases, it's easy to see why the winery is considered by many to be the island's finest family-owned producer. Current releases include the top-value La Segreta Bianco and Rosso bottlings; the absolutely unique Cometa, from 100% Fiano; excellent rendering of Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah, and two superb Nero d'Avolas, the Cerasuolo di Vittoria and the Santa Cecilia. This stellar list concludes with a decadently sweet Moscato di Noto. The Planeta wines truly show Sicily's potential."

Sommelier Journal


 


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