Wine Planeta, Chardonnay, Sicilia IGT, 2010
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Wine golden-yellow color with a green sheen.
Energetic taste of wine is characterized by fullness, softness and rounded structure, excellent acidity, good balance, mature refreshing aftertaste.
The wine shows rich and intense bouquet of notes of peach, yellow apple, white fig, vanilla cream and meringue. Shades of hazelnut, honey and light wood nuances give the wine a special piquancy.
Wine is served in Mediterranean cuisine, white meat, risotto, fish dishes.
Chardonnay from Planet - a classic traditional white wine with a unique character of the Sicilian wine, reflects all the changes and innovations in the Sicilian wines. The company Planet is born out of a 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.
Chardonnay grapes for wine 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.
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.