Baglio di Pianetto
Founded by Count Paolo Marzotto, the Pianetto Estate is located in the municipality of Santa Cristina Gela, in the north-west of Sicily close to Palermo. Pianetto Estate sits at an altitude of approx. 650 m. asl. The vineyards, well ventilated with a high temperature excursion between day and night, offer the ideal climate and soil composition to create wines of great aromatic complexity. A high-hill viticulture, surrounded by mountain forests, basins and small clearings in the heart of the DOC of Monreale, the home of a precious and highly-regarded vine-terroir interaction. The estate is now managed by Conte Paolo’s daughter, Dominique.
On the top of the hill, a majestic and ancient oak tree grows at the convergence point of row after row of grapevines. In spring, the colourful dazzle of the first blossoms is a spectacle of nature. The estate of Contrada Pianetto (Santa Cristina Gela), is a veritable kaleidoscope of micro-climatic conditions: exposure, altitude, atmospheric temperature range and strong ventilation all come together to create the precious interplay between plant and soil which gives our wines their freshness, complexity, elegance and longevity. The microcosm of the estate is the dream of a perfect vineyard come true, a place where international varieties grow alongside Sicily’s heirloom natives: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Grillo and Catarratto, Baglio di Pianetto reunites all the key elements of today’s premium quality viticulture.