Baglio di Pianetto is the result of one man’s love for two things: wine and Sicily. Count Paolo Marzotto was a renowned fashion entrepreneur and, in his younger years, racing driver and footballer. In 1997 he fulfilled a lifelong passion and established the Baglio di Pianetto winery, nestled in 160 hectares of rolling hills in Santa Cristina Gela, in the north-west of Sicily close to Palermo.
The certified organic vineyards, located at altitude with a high temperature swing between day and night, are surrounded by mountain forests in the heart of DOC Monreale. The estate is a kaleidoscope of micro-climatic conditions: exposure, altitude, atmospheric temperature range and strong ventilation all come together to create wines of freshness, complexity, elegance and longevity. International varieties grow alongside Sicily’s heirloom natives — Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon sit alongside Frappato, Grillo and Inzolia. These are wines authentic and testament to their place and their founder.