92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Elegant and savory, this linear white offers delicate scents of spring blossom and yellow stone fruit along with a whiff of citrus. The crisp palate boasts tension and energy, offering yellow pear, apricot, Meyer lemon and tangy mineral notes of saline alongside racy acidity."
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Etna Bianco has a beautifully polished and glossy approach with star jasmine, bergamot, lemon blossom and lighter tones of crushed stone and ash. The wine is extremely linear, tight and fresh with a lovely progression of aromas that recalls the precision, brightness and lightness you get from this unique white grape on the volcanic soils of Etna. With 70,000 bottles made, this should be an easy wine to locate."
"From Planeta's Feudo di Mezzo estate. Carricante grown on Etna's volcanic soils. 10% fermented in barriques. Aged in barrique and tank.
The small percentage of barrel ferment has given this a nip of sweet creaminess on the nose that complements the pure and zesty citrus and stone fruit of the variety. There's also a suggestion of stone-dust minerality, herbal freshness and even a slight steeliness though there is no lack of fruit aroma. On the palate, tight, limey and very crisp with that lovely stony aspect that is a great foil to the citrus fruit. Mouth-watering and long. 17/20 points. (JH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Planeta’s activities have a single theme; environmental sustainability. Planeta engages in the use of solar panels and biomass production, principally pruning residues to produce energy, reusing and recycling of all materials used in the production cycle, and the exclusive use of recycled paper for packing and printed materials. Because the land is a collective benefit, Planeta considers it is a duty to make every effort in preserving it. Tasting Notes: The Carricante grapes from Etna experience a combination of black sand and altitude provide distinct aromas and three dimensional flavors. Notes of white acacia flowers, fresh almonds and mountain peaches, on the palate it is juicy and full of hints of yellow plums and prickly pear. Food Pairing: Perfect with raw fish and fresh fruit, with fish appetisers, and soft cheese. Also a refined aperitif.