Wine Planeta, "Alastro" Sicilia DOC, 2016
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Reviews of purchase Planeta, "Alastro" Sicilia DOC, 2016
The wine is light straw color with greenish highlights.
Wine with a surprisingly delicate and mild flavor. Nice acidity creates a feeling of freshness and floral tones fill the balanced finish.
The aroma of wine is opened tones of ripe melon, pink grapefruit and white peach, complemented by sweet vanilla, white chocolate, air meringue, fresh minerals and green tea.
Wine matches perfectly with Mediterranean dishes: soups, fresh seafood, risotto with mushrooms or calamari, pasta and fish dishes.
Alyastro - wild shrub with beautiful yellow flowers, which, dismissing the spring fills the valley around the lake Aranci. Wine "Alyastro" - an appeal to the winery Planet autochthonous Sicilian grape variety Grekaniko grown on the island for more than 2,000 years. For a balanced flavor and freshness make it the largest in the blend wines entered grade Fiano. "Alastro" perfectly reflects the unique characteristics of a noble and ancient sunny land of Sicily.
Grapes are grown in close proximity to Menefee Sambuca. Collected at optimum maturity degree are separated from the berries of ridges exposed trim pressing and fermentation tank of stainless steel for 12 days at 15 ° C. Wine aged for 6 months in the same steel tanks. Bottled wine in the first half of April. Wine storage potential is 4-5 years.
Planet - a name the family of Italian winemakers, whose three members - Alessio, Francesca and Santi, together with oenologist Carlo Corino today run this economy. Family Planet has contributed greatly to agriculture in the region of Sicily. As for wine, despite the novelty of the industry for the family planet in a very short time they have managed to build an empire of four possessions with vineyards and two wineries located along the southern coast of Sicily and connected by a road. Winery Ulmo was the first step of the family of planets. It was built in 1995 near Sambuca di Sicilia, and her work is focused on white wines, mostly on Chardonnay and Ffiano. It produces Segreta Bianco , Alastro, Cometa and the famous Chardonnay - a wine that has brought the company worldwide fame. The winery are also beautiful tasting room, located in the mansion of the XVI century, many vineyards and old olive grove.
In 2001, the economy was built Planeta winery Dispensa, near the town of Menefee, closer to the coast. Here, focus is on red wines and the winery is surrounded by the largest of the family-owned vineyards. This winery produced Segreta Rosso, Merlot, Syrah and a great Burdese - Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The family Planet has more vineyards further east: in Noto (Syracuse) with Nero d'Avola and Moscato in the family homestead Dorilli in Acate, where they grow autochthonous red varieties Nero d'Avola and Frappato.
Wines Planeta - exceptional and consistently high quality, they have taken a worthy place among the best wines of the Italian manufacturers and were marked by many awards specialized wine competitions and tastings.