Wine Planeta, "Soleluna" Grecanico-Chardonnay, Sicilia IGT, 2010
The wine is straw-yellow color.
The wine has a fresh, light taste with a fairly pronounced acidity and hints of citrus and fruit on the palate.
In the fresh aroma of wine trapped interesting nuances of citrus and nutty notes.
Wine perfectly suited to salads, snacks, fish and seafood.
Fresh white wine "Soleluna" Grecanico-Chardonnay with pleasant citrus shades are made of two white grapes - Chardonnay and Grekaniko. Each of the varieties were fermented separately at individual, strictly controlled temperatures. The wine is aged in oak barrels. The wine is recommended to serve chilled.
Chardonnay - one of the most popular white grape varieties in the world, the origin and historical homeland is to say anything definite is difficult, but we know that for many centuries grade successfully cultivated in France, and today - in dozens of countries around the world. History varieties Grekaniko conducted since the days of antiquity, and probably was brought to Italy from Greece. There is a version that Grekaniko was one of the components of the legendary Falernian wine. Today, this variety has successfully cultivated in Sicily.
Climatic conditions during the harvest in 2010 were particularly favorable. In 2009, the fall resulted in heavy precipitation, which is ideal for the "rest" of vines. Winter temperatures did not deviate from the traditional rule. Spring distinguished rainy completion. Until the middle of the summer there was enough cool weather, but August was hot, which provided perfect ripening. Too early to judge all the possibilities vintage 2010, but he has a good chance to earn the title of perhaps the best in the last decade.
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.