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Planeta Burdese 2008

Nose is rich and concentrated. Intertwining spices, red fruit, black cherry; accents of leather, earth, cocoa, marine and mineral notes. Mouth is full, aggressive, energetic, clear and substantial tannin structure. The tannin of the wood blends well with the tannins of the wine that prevails. Long, enjoyable finale.

 Producer Planeta
 Region Sicilia
 Country Italy
 Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
 Alcohol 14.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2008

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Community Reviews

5 out of 5 starsReviewed on December 11, 2018
Planeta 2008 Burdese Sicilia — 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

"Burdese is Sicily's tip-of-the-hat to the great wines of Bordeaux. A blended red, the wine is elegant and firm, with dark concentration and earthy tones of leather and spice behind fresh berry and blackberry. Balance and length characterize the mouthfeel."

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on May 28, 2015

The Planeta family have been involved in agricultural production for 17 generations dating back to the 1500’s in Sicily, the first winery did not open until 1995 in the area of their vineyards near Menfi and Sambuca di Sicilia. A joint family operation initially spearheaded by Diego Planeta, president of the Settesoli Wine cooperative, Diego had the foresight to experiment with the cooperative prior to his own winery being established, experimenting with many different varieties and their suitable growing areas. Planeta initially hit the big time early with a Chardonnay in the mid 1990’s that received wide international acclaim and created demand for more.

The island of Sicily only 1.5 kilometres from the Italian mainland produces a phenomenal amount of wine, if it was a country on its own it would be the 5th to 6th largest producer in the world at over 700 million litres annually, poor quality issues from past production experiments and hard economic times always had Sicily pegged as a bulk production region until recognition of some phenomenal wines also at great prices in the past 15 to 20 years has given quality production in the region a huge boost. 

The 2008 Burdese (translates to Bordeaux from the local Sicilian dialect) is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc grown in the Menfi vineyards in marl like soils. The wine spends 12 months ageing in French oak and a further 12 to 18 months in the bottle before it is released. Black cherry spice and leather aromatics and flavor with compact tannins make this wine a perfect pairing for a grilled steak with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce

About the Producer



Menfi, Agrigento, Italy Menfi, Agrigento, Italy

Established in 1995, Planeta is a Sicilian wine producer built on a long agricultural tradition handed down since 1500 through 17 generations in the area between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi. Today Planeta represents not just one, but six ways of developing the territory, in six different settings....

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