Wine Planeta, Chardonnay, Sicilia IGT, 2009
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Wine golden-yellow color with lively green highlights.
The wine has a soft, rounded, full, fresh, bright, extractive taste with fine acidity and a pleasant aftertaste.
In saturated, rich aroma of wine trapped shades of peach, ripe apple, white figs and vanilla cream, faceted nuances meringue, honey and hazelnuts.
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.
Chardonnay from the "Planet" - a classic traditional white wine with a unique character of Sicilian wine, reflects all the changes and innovations in the Sicilian wines. The company "Planet" is born from the desire and dream worthy to enter the global market wines from the noble Chardonnay. Vines in the area of Ulm and Marokolli differ uniqueness of its location, fermentation and maturation of the wine takes place in French oak barrels, which makes the wine extremely elegant and rich.
Grapes for wine "Chardonnay" produced in 1994, is 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.
In summer 2009, the vineyards were in perfect health. Average summer temperatures are extremely favorable - cool, without any peaks. Harvesting began in 2009 with a delay of 10-14 days. In late August, the temperature significantly increased. Overall, it was a good year for the creation of traditionally refined, charming wines from Planeta.
Planeta - is the name of a family of Italian winemakers, whose three members - Alessio, Francesca and Santi - together with the oenologist Carlo 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, in 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 one way.
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 from 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.
In 2001 Planeta winery Dispensa built 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 "La 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.
Exceptional and consistently high quality wines Planet took its rightful place among the best wines of the Italian manufacturers and were marked by many awards specialized wine competitions and tastings.