Baglio di Pianetto, elegance with a French touch

Baglio di Pianetto, elegance with a French touch

The uniqueness of the Sicilian terroir through the savoir-faire of the great French Châteaux. This is in short the philosophy of Baglio di Pianetto. Founded in the late Nineties by Count Paolo Marzotto and his wife Florence, the winery is located in the homonymous district of the village Santa Cristina Gela (in the province of Palermo). The estate stretches over 88 hectares, 61 of which are planted with vines. The average altitude is 650 metres and the area is constantly ventilated and subjected to high temperature changes between day and night. The company also owns the vineyards in the Baroni Estate: 70 hectares of land in Noto (in the province of Syracuse), just 4 kilometres from the sea. As Alberto Buratto, CEO of the company, likes to say, Baglio di Pianetto is “the love for a land turned into reality”, an extraordinary winemaking adventure based on the strong bond between man and nature, in full respect of the land and its fruits. “We produce just over 500,000 bottles every year,” explains Buratto. “Native varietals play a central role. Their blend has been often softened with other transalpine grape varieties that have found a second home here in the island, and that also provide wines a particular elegance”. The side of white wines comprises Insolia, Catarratto, Viognier (which Count Marzotto imported in Sicily from France); while, on the side of reds, Nero d’Avola and Frappato act as counterparts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot.

Environmental sustainability is at the core

“The wine cellar was built on a hillside and was designed in order to minimise energy consumption, with a state-of-the-art photovoltaic installation and a rainwater collection system. Starting from next year all wines will be certified organic”. Another cornerstone of the company is the investment in local staff: “Our team is mostly made up of local workers, who combines great professionalism with the respect for ancient rural traditions.” One of the flagship wine is Ficiligno, a Sicilia DOC blend mixing Insolia and Viognier grapes. Fresh and pleasantly mineral: a perfect symbol of the encounter between Sicily and France. On the other hand, the old bush vines in Pachino give rise to Cembali, a Sicilia IGT (the last vintage on the market was the 2007, before the DOC): highest expression of the elegance of Nero d’Avola, the main grape variety of the island.

 

CEMBALI-Pianetto

CHAMPION OF REFINED LONGEVITY

Grapes Nero d’Avola 100%

Composition of the soil limestone Vinification and aging fermentation in small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature, then continuing in French oak barriques for 9 months, in stainless steel vats again for other 9 months, and finally in oak casks for 10 months

Total Acidity 6.8 g/l pH 3.42

Dry Extract 32 g/l

Alcohol content 14.5% vol.

Bottles 11,500

Price 26 euros

 

BAGLIO DI PIANETTO

contrada Pianetto 90030 Santa Cristina Gela (Palermo)

+39 (091) 8570002

info@bagliodipianetto.com

www.bagliodipianetto.com

Facebook: Baglio di Pianetto

See also ...

Alto Adige meets Alsace at the home of Gewürztraminer
Wine Stories
Alto Adige meets Alsace at the home of Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer in Alto Adige and Alsace: a focus on the differences in terroir, Read more

Goodbye Giorgio Grai
Wine Stories
Goodbye Giorgio Grai

The legendary winemaking consultant and producer Giorgio Gra Read more

A temple for Masseto. The new cellar
News
A temple for Masseto. The new cellar

The most expensive Italian wine in the world Read more