Sicilia I.G.T.

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc

In local dialect Burdese means from Bordeaux and recalls the classic grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This is a red wine of great density, structure and balance, produced in limited quantities from selected vineyards. Burdese is a great wine for aging which offers a complexity of aromas and flavours, fruit of the Sicilian sun.

1998 -(BURDESE, CABERNET SAUVIGNON) Wine Advocate di Robert Parker agosto 2000: "Score 90 pt.""

1999 - (BURDESE, CABERNET SAUVIGNON)I Vini di Veronelli 2002: "Tre Stelle" Robert Parker Wine Advocate: "Rating: 90 pt." Vini d'Italia 2002 Guide de L'Espresso: "16.5 pt." Wine Magazine aprile 2003: "Score 93 pt." Wine Spectator novembre 2001: " Score 89 pt."

2000- Wine Spectator 2002: "Score 92 pt." Guida ai Vini Intelligenti - Gambero Rosso: "Vini Intelligenti" Vini d'Italia 2003: "Tre Bicchieri" Duemilavini 2003 - AIS: "Cinque Grappoli" I Vini di Veronelli 2003: "Tre Stelle" Wine Spectator aprile 2003: "Score 90 pt." International Wine Cellar: Score 90 pt." Wine International Magazine aprile 2004:" Score 94 pt.".Grove Falstaff-Degustation Sizilien 2006: 95 pt.

2001 - I Vini di Veronelli 2004: "Tre Stelle" Wine Spectator gennaio 2001: "Score 91 pt."

2002 - Wine Spectator dicembre 2004: "Score 90 pt." Guida ai Vini Intelligenti 2005 " Gambero Rosso Editore "Vini Intelligenti" Gambero Rosso 2005:" 87 pt."

2003 - DuemilaVini 2006 A.I.S.: 4 Grappoli Vini d'Italia GamberoRosso 2006: 3 Bicchieri. Decanter World Wine Awards 2006: SILVER. Wine Spectator -May 2006-New Releases:Italy 90 pt.Grove Falstaff-Degustation Sizilien 2006: 92 pt.

2004 - Wine Spectator Dec.15,2007-About the Buying Guide: pt.86.Wine Spectator_Jan./Feb.2008:The 2007 Compendium:86 pt.

2005 -Vini d'Italia 2008 (Slow Food-Gambero Rosso): Three Glasses - India Wine Challenge 2008: Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2008: Bronze Medal - Stephen's Tanzers International Wine Cellar 2008: 90 pt - Wine Spectator "July 2008": 88 pt - Top 100 Wine Enthusiast "March 2008": 92 pt

2006 -4 th International Wine Competition "Merlot e Cabernet insieme": Gold Medal - I Vini d'Italia 2009 (Le Guide de L'Espresso): 16.5/20 - I Vini Veronelli 2009 (Veronelli Editore): 3 stars - Decanter Wine Competition: Commended - Wine Enthusiast (Buying Guide) Fubruary 2009: 92 pt - Falstaff "Sept/Oct 2009": 91 pt - Wine Spectator "October 2009": 88 pt - www.wineanorak.com "February 2009": 93/100

2007 - Guida ai vini siciliani 2010 "Giornale di Sicilia": 5 stars - 17° Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Gold Medal - 6th International Wine competition "Merlot e Cabernet insieme": Gold Medal




Above sea level



21°Average temperature


Farming system

Spurred cordon

Planting density

4.500 vines per hectare



Cloudiness 0%
Humidity 65%
Wind 1.31mh →

First Vintage


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  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • Climate
    Cycle of warm harvests begins with hot dry harvest throughout
  • Climate
    A vintage distinguished by winter and spring with little rain, very hot August and cool dry September. Hot whites and reds with tannin.
  • Climate
    Almost perfect vintage for whites with ideally bright hot July and August. Well concentrated reds with hot clear tannin.
  • Climate
    A cooler summer (as in 2004) provided for good varietal reds with dense soft tannin.
  • Climate
    Winter and spring with hardly any rain. Low production and very good quality in contrast to the rest of Italy. Better whites than reds,though very concentrated.
  • Climate
    More rain than usual refreshed part of the harvest, producing reds with colour and body.
  • Climate
    Cold wet winter and spring were a perfect preparation for the vines, harvest began 15 days late with cool temperate weather.Very fresh whites
  • Climate
    Abundant spring and winter rain perfectly prepared the vineyards for summer and autumn ripening. The surprisingly fresh and cool temperatures of July, August and September achieved the rest, with the grapes arriving at the winery in perfect condition.
  • Climate
    This vintage can be described as luminous and sunny. All the sun-loving varieties such as Syrah and Nero d'Avola are of extraordinary richness. The whites are rich, creamy, and well-defined by type of grape.
  • Climate
    After two short but intense heatwaves, typical for the period from 20th July to 15th August, it stayed fine, temperatures stabilized, and persistent high pressure presented us with a vintage with no rainfall the first slight shower arrived on 25th September! and with amazing maturation. For those who enjoy comparisons, in our reckoning the recent years most similar to 2007, in Sicily, are 1997 and 2001.

Time of Harvest





Destalking followed by 21 days of lying on the skins; after racking, maturation in new Allier oak barriques for 14 months; malolactic fermentation in wood and stainless steel.


Alcohol Content



Aging Capacity

To drink at once or age for 10-12 years

Tasting Notes
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
A powerful red, structured on a dense and important tannin texture balanced by a decisive alcoholic content.
The nose is rich and concentrated. Intertwining of spices, red fruit, black cherry with accents of leather, earth, cocoa, marine and mineral notes. The frame is balmy almost minty
Tasting strength based on a ripe, very dense, rich fruit. The flavours are those of bilberry and preserved sour cherries mixed with leather which gradually develop to intense aromas of cherry, cocoa, iodine and rosemary.
A wine with attitude, decisive and energetic enough to be enjoyed on its own or matched with something just as strong and full of character such as casseroles or game. For a vegetarian alternative, try grilled radicchio with mature cheese or almost caramelised roast onions.
With Casa Planeta’s Kitchen

Red capellini mold


1 kg / 2 lb. 2 oz. capellini

200 g / 7 oz. grated Parmigiano Reggiano DOP

500 ml / 17 fl. oz. tomato sauce

300 g / 11 oz. peeled tomato fillets

500 g / 1 lb. 1 oz. Primosale cheese

2 kg / 2 lb. 2 oz. eggplants, sliced

200 g / 7 oz. breadcrumbs

100 g / 3 1/2 oz. basil leaves

100 g / 3 1/2 oz. butter extra-virgin olive oil


Grease a large baking dish and coat with breadcrumbs. Slice the eggplants and fry them in extra-virgin olive oil. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil and cook the capellini until al dente. Then drain and season with cold tomato sauce, butter and some of the grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Cut the Primosale cheese into thin slices. Cover the bottom and sides of the baking dish with the seasoned capellini. At the center of the capellini, arrange the eggplants, Primosale cheese, grated Parmigiano, basil leaves, tomato fillets, alternating the ingredients until you have used them all up. Use mozzarella for the middle layer to get a “stringy” effect. Cover the filling with the remaining capellini, sprinkle with Parmigiano and breadcrumbs, cover with foil, and bake at 190°C (375°F) for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake a further 10 minutes until a crust forms. When the timballo is ready, set it aside for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a platter. Serve sliced, preferably accompanied by hot tomato sauce and basil leaves.



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