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Planeta Chardonnay Menfi 2019

Planeta Chardonnay Menfi

2019
Menfi (Italy)

Produced since 1995 in the Sicilian town of Menfi, from where the Planeta winery operates, Planeta C...

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£23.60

/ 0.75 L btl

Planeta Chardonnay Menfi 2019

Type

Wine White

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content i

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2019

Review

Produced since 1995 in the Sicilian town of Menfi, from where the Planeta winery operates, Planeta Chardonnay is currently one of the winery's and the island's most representative wines. Chardonnay was the first variety to be planted here in the mid1980s, in the Ulmo and Maroccoli vineyards, at an altitude that ranges between 250 and 415 metres above sea level and on clay-based ground. Stemming from these grapes, ripened under the Sicilian sun yet simultaneously undergoing the influence of a fresh Mediterranean breeze, is this seductive white wine which encapsulates better than any other the firm's history and makes abundantly clear how international varieties adapt extraordinarily well to Sicily's soils.

Elegant and powerful at the same time, Planeta Chardonnay ages for a year in Allier oak barrels, with half of them new and the rest either second or third use. The terroir's distinctive traits and the expertise of its producers, long experienced over a period of more than twenty years, form the foundation of this iconic wine, highly regarded by the national and international press.

Once in the glass the wine appears an irresistible golden colour and imparts a complex bouquet of fruit-charged notes (pineapple, papaya and melon), white flowers, almonds and delightful hints of vanilla and melted butter. An intense, sweet and warm aroma, but well-balanced thanks to the acidity aligning tropical fruit notes. Rounded and velvety on the palate, creamy and with very notable acidity, it ends with a long finish of subtle smoky hints.

Food pairing

Cous-cous / Vellutata di ceci con scampi / Ostriche / Pesce affumicato

Tasting notes

  • ViewGiallo dorato / Consistente
  • Bouquet:Frutta tropicale / Frutta secca / Meringa / Burro fuso / Agrumi canditi / Miele millefiori
  • Mouth:Avvolgente / Persistente / Sapido / Strutturato / Caldo

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 6ºC and 8ºC

Customer reviews

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by: EddaB (26/08/2020) - Vintage 2018

Enjoyed

I really enjoyed this wine. It was exactly as described.

by: Beo (02/07/2020) - Vintage 2018

Grilled cod

Long aftertaste with lovely yellow fruits for a piece of code together with freshly picked chanterelles

by: CARLOS MARTIN (20/05/2020) - Vintage 2018

Un Chardonnay más allá del sur.....

La versión más meridional de la Chardonnay es la más intensa, tal y como el explosivo carácter siciliano, de ahí que éste caldo se exprese visceralmente en todas sus fases. Así, la madera está presente con rotundidad, con esos toques ahumados y avainillados tan característicos de la barrica, luego la cremosidad y densidad del vino, que hace que se deslice en la copa con peso, lentamente, como para hacer el disfrute imperecedero, finalmente la miel, la fruta madura, la tierra donde nace, que siempre tiene la última palabra. Un Chardonnay más allá del sur..... .

by: Christian (30/08/2019) - Vintage 2018

Super Service, super Preis, super Wein.

Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit meinem Einkauf bei Italvinus. DieLieferung erfolgte wie abgemacht, der Wein war sicher verpackt, und der Preis und Kundenservice sind hervorragend.

by: Nana09 (18/01/2019) - Vintage 2017

Ample et puissant

Vin structuré et équilibré accompagnant facilement un repas avec des plats plus élaborés et riches, poisson au four, crustacés, fromages.

Planeta

Planeta

Visiting the historic cellars or tasting the wines of the Planeta family is equivalent to doing a complete tour of wine-making Sicily. Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Milazzo, Etna: these is why, after seventeen generations of winegrowers, these magical locations are still one of the best Sicilian symbols. Respect for the environment and development of biodiversity are the watchwords of this winery which is both ancient and modern, in which ancestral practices are combined with the mo...

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