PLANETA Chardonnay - A wine which has become the image illustrating the changes taking place in Sicilian wines. It was born from a dream of competing with the world in the production of this noble and widespread grape variety. A long progress begun in 1985 which has been full of surprise and success. Today Planeta's Chardonnay is an icon for the whole of Sicily. The vines of Ulmo and Maroccoli which create it are unique in their location and terroir. Its fermentation and maturing in French barrels, which by now has been carefully planned for years, delivers an extraordinarily graceful, powerful wine. Crisp and creamy on the palate, this soft, round white is supported by refreshing acidity with mineral undertones. Ripe yellow peaches, acacia honey and almond paste come through nicely.
Colour; Deep gold Nose; Bold toasted, cereal aromas Food Match; Excellent with smoked fish or meat. After a few years of maturation, also with herby cheese. SICILIAN DISHES Cacio all argentiera (baked Caciocavallo cheese with vinegar and oregano), fish soup, risotto with artichokes, fish couscous. Seared tuna, octopus in tomato sauce. HOME- MADE DISHES Soup with lentils and prawns, macco of dried beans, baked turbot with potatoes. Fried octopus, beans lemon puree and apricot sauce, spatula with herbs and mixed salad ricotta ravioli with fresh tomato sauce, turbot fillet sweet-n-sour steamed cod, cauliflower puree, bacon and onion marmalade Vinification; After crushing and de-stemming, light pressing and static sedimentation at low temperature, inoculation with selected yeasts, fermentation and maturation in 50% new barriques for 10/11 months and for a year for the remainder Ageing; Drink now
Volume: 750 mLs
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
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