La Segreta Grillo Sicilia DOC

La Segreta Grillo Sicilia DOC

  • Sicilia DOC, 
  • Sicily, 
  • italy

Latest Awards

  • 90 points Best Buy Wine Enthusiast , May 2023
  • 91 points James Suckling , August 2022

Planeta’s journey began at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate owned by the family since the 1600’s. Here, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, under the guidance of Diego Planeta, began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s. Subsequent years were spent matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international varieties. Planeta today encompasses six distinct wine estates in five regions across Sicily; Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia, Dispensa at Menfi, Dorilli at Vittoria, Buonivini at Noto, Sciara Nuova on Etna at Castiglione di Sicilia, and the newest addition, La Baronia at Capo Milazzo. Each vineyard site is carefully cultivated with grapes that best compliment the local terroir. The label for this single-variety La Segreta reflects a decorative detail of the Ulmo map – the oldest Planeta property – a luxuriant area of fruit, flowers and vines within the walls, a synthesis of the beautiful agricultural countryside of Sicily.


Planeta’s story and journey began at Ulmo. In the mid-1980’s the first vines were planted around the 16th century family farmhouse. The first winery was built in 1995 on the banks of Lake Arancio and its nearby woods. Hidden within the Menfi hills and with 395 acres of vineyard, the Dispensa estate is the beating heart of all Planeta activities. From the sea to the hills, up to an altitude of 1,312 feet, the Menfi territory holds the largest extent of Planeta’s vineyards. More than 618 acres are cultivated, and careful selections of vines are made, both indigenous and international varieties, to the specifics of each terroir. Soils from Dispensa vineyards are moderately deep, with very few stones, some degree of lime and average fertility.

Winemaking & Aging

Harvest occured in mid-September. The grapes were gathered by hand, then de-leafed and sent for soft pressing. The must obtained was decanted for 24-36 hours. Fermentation occurs at about 59°F. At the end of fermentation a period of maturation on the lees followed with the aim of fixing the aromas.

Tasting Notes

Clear yellow color with green reflections; on the nose after a first dash of a sea breeze, there are primary varietal aromas of citrus, pears and oregano. Fresh and smooth on the palate, with the fresh and elegant taste of lemon tart and pulp.


A creamy and minerally white with spiced pear and apple character. Medium to full body. Delicious finish. Real Sicilian wine here. Sustainable. Drink now. Screw cap. –J.S.

James Suckling - August 2022

Best Buy

The nose this Grillo opens with vanilla and cedar turning into dense fruit aromas of cooked apples and lemon curd. The palate sings with mixed citrus, from lemon to orange and grapefruit, then yellow and green apples, and finally crushed stones, with grass and herbs arriving on the finish. —D.C.

Wine Enthusiast - May 2023


Sicilia DOC

grape varieties

100% Grillo



technical details
  • ABV: 13%
  • TA: 5.35 g/l
  • Ph: 3.31
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Vegan

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