Wine Planeta, Chardonnay, Sicilia IGT, 2008
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Reviews of purchase Planeta, Chardonnay, Sicilia IGT, 2008
Wine color - golden yellow, with a living green sheen.
The taste of wine is soft, round, intense, full, characterized by fine acidity and freshness.
The aroma of the wine is rich and intense, woven from the nuances of peach, ripe apple, white fig, vanilla cream and meringue. Caught echoes of hazelnuts, honey and wood.
The wine is perfect for risotto and white meat, sea fish, such as bass. Goes well with smoked fish or meat, with Sicilian dishes (baked cheese Caciocavallo with vinegar and oregano, fish soup, risotto with artichokes, fish couscous, octopus in tomato sauce). Also serves wine to the soup with lentils and shrimp.
Grapes for wine "Chardonnay" produced since 1994, grown in the area of Sambuca di Sicilia (Ulmo) at an altitude of 100-250 meters. With vines, on average, 1.7 kg of berries harvested. Stocking density is low - from 3800 to 4500 vines per hectare. Yields are from 15 to 20 August. After collecting the berries are crushed, vinification takes place with the addition of selected yeasts. Fermentation and aging is carried out in 225-liter French oak barrels, 50% of which - new. Ageing potential wine - 6-8 years.
Planet - a name the family of Italian winemakers, whose three members - Alessio, Francesca and Santi - together with the oenologist Carlo Corino today run this economy. Family Planet has contributed greatly to agriculture in the region of Sicily. As for the wine, although the industry is relatively new for them, nevertheless a very short time they built an empire of the four estates 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 Fiano. It produces Segreta Bianco, Alastro, Cometa and the famous Chardonnay - a wine that has brought the company worldwide fame. There are also beautiful tasting room, located in the mansion of the XVI century, many vineyards and old olive grove. Then, in 2001, built a winery Planet Dispensa near the town of Menefee, closer to the coast. Here, their efforts are focused 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 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 Planet - exclusively and consistently high quality - their rightful place among the best wines of the Italian manufacturers and were marked by many awards specialized wine competitions and tastings.