Alastro Planeta
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Alastro DOC Menfi Planeta

Derived from the name of the wild flower that grows around our cellar, Alastro is a Grecanico blended with a particularly aromatic variety, Sauvignon Blanc. It is a delicately structured wine, with aromas of tropical fruit, fresh citrus and white flowers.

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VARIETY: Grecanico, Sauvignon Blanc.
TYPE OF SOIL: medium-textured, medium-deep to deep soil with an abundant skeleton made up of pebbles, slightly calcareous and with fractions of dark and vegetal soils.
ALTITUDE: 200 - 250 m a.s.l.
YIELD PER HECTARE: Grecanico 100 quintals; Sauvignon Blanc 75 quintals
TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon.
PLANT DENSITY: Grecanico 3,800 / 4,500 plants per hectare; Sauvignon Blanc 3,800 plants per hectare.
HARVEST PERIOD: Grecanico 25-28 September; Sauvignon Blanc 30-31 August.
VINIFICATION: after destemming and soft pressing, the must decants at a low temperature and ferments at 15 ° C; at the end of fermentation it refines on the lees for about 4 months in steel tanks where a bâtonneur keeps the lees in suspension.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.90 gr / l.
PH: 3.41.
AGING CAPACITY: to drink immediately or to age up to 4-5 years; the Grecanico surprises in its capacity for evolution.
ORGANOLEPTIC NOTES: The Grecanico in the 2019 vintage gave its best through an exceptional balance between strength and elegance. On the nose, the mineral and floral notes are perfectly integrated with each other, with aromas of cedar, melon, pears and wild white flowers, boxwood stand out. In the mouth it is vibrant, yet creamy and silky with notes of white peach.
PAIRING: The contrast between flavor and sweetness gives it a gastronomic strength that makes it suitable also for combinations with simple dishes such as a warm seafood salad and more complex dishes such as a spicy Asian dish in sweet and sour sauce. It goes well with first courses of Mediterranean cuisine and with vegetarian cuisine. Serve at 10 ° C.

Originally bottled by Planeta s.s. -Menfi (AG) - Italy

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DOC Menfi
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By (York, United Kingdom) on  27 Apr. 2020 (Alastro DOC Menfi Planeta) :


Marvellous summer flavours, best served not too cold.