La Segreta Il Bianco

La Segreta Il Bianco

Il Bianco

Sicilia D.O.C.

50% Grecanico 30% Chardonnay 10% Viognier 10% Fiano

La Segreta takes its name from the woods which surround our vineyard at Ulmo. This young fresh wine principally produced from Grecanico grapes gains personality and style with the addition of some international variety grapes. All grapes are knowledgeably cultivated in the vineyards owned by Planeta. La Segreta is a versatile companion for everyday drinking and appropriate for many different occasions. It is the perfect approach to Sicilian wine, with its excellent relationship between quality and price, guaranteed by the Planeta family’s patient input, from vine to wine.

Awards

La Segreta Il Bianco
2014 Vintages Magazine 91
James Suckling 90
Vinous 88
Falstaff 88
Wine Spectator

 
87

 
2013 Wine Advocate Robert Parker 87+
Wine Spectator 89
Wine Enthusiast 87
James Suckling

 
90

 
2012 James Suckling 90
International wine Challenge

 
Commended

 
2011 James Suckling 90
Wine Enthusiast 87
International wine Challenge

 
Bronze

 
2010 Wine Spectator 88
Wine Enthusiast

 
87

 
2009 James Suckling 90
Wine Spectator 88
Vinous 87
Jancis Robinson

 
16,5

 
2008 Wine Enthusiast 88
Wine Advocate Robert Parker 87
Vinous 87
Wine Spectator 87
International wine Challenge

 
Bronze

 
2007 Wine Enthusiast 87
Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze
International wine Challenge

 
Commended

 
2006 Wine Enthusiast 88
Wine Spectator 88
Vinous 87
Decanter World Wine Awards

 
Bronze

 
2005 Wine Spectator 88
Wine Enthusiast

 
87

 
2003 Wine Spectator

 
89

 
2002 Vinous 88
Wine Spectator

 
88

 
2001 Wine Spectator 90
Wine Advocate Robert Parker

 
87

 
2000 Wine Spectator

 
87

 
1999 Wine Advocate Robert Parker 87
Wine Spectator

 
87

 
1997 Vinous 88
Wine Advocate Robert Parker 87
 
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Altimetry

45-210

Above sea level

01

Climate

Average temperature

02

Farming system

Spurred cordon, Guyot

Planting density

4.500/5.000 vines per hectare

Now

10.36°C

Cloudiness 40%
Humidity 81%
Wind 3.1mh ↘

First Vintage

1995

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  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • A particularly cool harvest, better for red wines than white.
  • A harvest with divided results following a particularly cool August and wet September, and producing excellent early varieties with not so good later ones.
  • Hot August and cool September with some rain followed a winter with sparse rainfall.
  • Vintage distinguished by winter and spring with little rain, very hot August and cool dry September. ‘Hot’ whites.
  • Almost perfect vintage for whites with ideal hot bright July and August.
  • A cooler summer (as in 2004) produced full fruity white wines for slow maturation.
  • Winter and spring with very little rain. Low production and very good quality in contrast with the rest in Italy. Better white wines than red.
  • More rain than usual refreshed some of the harvest resulting in whites with great fruit and structure
  • Cold wet winter and spring were a perfect preparation for the vines, harvest began 15 days late with cool temperate weather.Very fresh whites.
  • 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.
  • The grapes are sound, the yield generally about 10% down, though 20% lower for Merlot, Nero d'Avola and Frappato.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.
  • 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. Forthose who enjoy comparisons, in our reckoning the recent years most similar to 2007, in Sicily, are 1997 and 2001.
  • The result was a superb vintage, the indigenous varieties are absolutely excellent. White wines thanks to the lack of thermal excesses are full-bodied and well balanced and perfectly aromatic. Grecanico wine is particularly excellent, just as the early varieties Chardonnay and Viogner. Fiano wine will get back to its highest quality, such as the 2001 vintage.
  • Temperatures have increased markedly since August 20, while maintaining the proper level of humidity and avoiding dehydration and concentration of the fruit. Harvesting grecanico ended the last days of September.
  • Might 2010 be one of the best vintages out of the previous ten? It is early to say but it is certainly a super vintag.
  • The climatic indicators of 2011 had forecast, on a global level, a classic winter with precipitations below average, which after the last few winters with their copious rainfalls had us a little worried. But then in the spring the situation changed; copious rain fell even relatively late in the season and prepared the vineyards to perfection. The summer was hot without being excessively so, and the grapes were able to ripen without a flaw.
  • The harvest was completed on October 12th, earlier than usual. In general, the grapes are extraordinarily healthy thanks to the lack of rainfall near the harvest. The amount is 10% higher compared to the 2011 vintage that was particularly poor, about 5% below average. Outstanding quality was achieved in Noto and Vittoria, excellent for red wines in Menfi and Sambuca and average for white wines.
  • Beautiful white wines, produced by a cool and bright July and August. A richer Chardonnay without more alcohol. A super-aromatic Fiano and average Grecanico. The reds, Merlot and Cabernet, benefitted from a cooler harvest with a thick dense tannin structure, thanks to extended ripening. Syrah prefers a dry September and is rather less than excellent. Nero d’Avola is fresh and fruity as rarely before.
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Time of Harvest

16

august

04

Vinification

Static decanting of must after destalking and soft pressing; ferments at 15⁰C in stainless steel vats, remaining there until bottling

La Segreta Il Bianco
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Alcohol Content

13%vol.

04

Aging Capacity

To drink while young, appreciating its evolution over the next 2 years

Tasting Notes
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
A clear yellow colour with green hints which anticipate its freshness.
On the nose youthful citrus and flowery notes, balanced by lively Mediterranean hints of peach, papaya and chamomile.
Balanced and refined on the palate, thanks to a well-judged acidity.
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