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Chardonnay Planeta winery

Organic Sicilian Chardonnay DOC Menfi

Full-bodied, intense and with a good structure, Planeta's Chardonnay is a white aged in oak barriques, destined for long ageing. Since 1985 the Chardonnay grapes have been grown in the vineyards of Ulmo and Maroccoli, unique for their position and terroir, to give life to an unmistakably Sicilian Chardonnay.

  • 75 cl.
  • 2022

€27.30 Tax included

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Organic Chardonnay 2022 Sicily Menfi DOC - Planeta cellars

Planeta's Chardonnay is a unique white wine for power and grace. One of the best labels of the Planeta winery, which has become an icon for all of Sicily. On the palate it is velvety and creamy but at the same time full-bodied and enveloping, with a good flavor that makes the long and persistent finish even more pleasant.

Classification: DOC Menfi

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

Production area: Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)

Vineyards: Ulmo, Maroccoli

Type of soil: in Ulmo, soil of medium texture, from medium to deep with an abundant skeleton made up of pebbles, medium limestone with fractions of dark and vegetable soils. In Maroccoli, calcareous soil rich in medium-sized skeletons, not very clayey with an abundant silty fraction

Altitude: Ulmo 250 m a.s.l.; Maroccoli 415 meters above sea level

Yield per hectare: Ulmo 70 quintals; Moroccoli 75 quintals

Training system: espalier with Guyot pruning system

Vine density: Ulmo 4,545 vines per hectare; Maroccoli 5,050 vines per hectare

Harvest period: 10-31 August

Vinification: the grapes are picked by hand in 16kg crates, and refrigerated at 12-14°C. They are then destemmed, crushed and pass to soft pressing and static sedimentation at a low temperature, 6-7°C. The clear liquid is decanted and ferments in 225 l Allier oak barrels at about 17-19°C for 5/7 days

Refinement:  in 225 l Allier oak barrels, 40% new, 30% second usage, 30% third usage. The wine is refined on the primary lees, with weekly bâtonnage for the first 5 months, then every 14 days, until completion at 11 months

Bottling: June 2023

Total acidity: 5.50 g/l

pH: 3.28

Alcohol content: 13.5% vol

Color: deep clear golden but transparent colour 

Nose: it is indeed a soft white wine underlaid by a refreshing acid vein which accompanies each mouthful.

Palate: a slight mineral suggestion combines harmoniously with the flavour of ripe yellow peaches, acacia honey and marzipan and with some peaty, cereal and toasted aromas which precede the powerful balanced finish

Pairings: excellent with fish dishes. Try it with lightly seared foie gras or roasted veal with a mushroom sauce

Serving temperature: 10-12°C

Aging capacity: 8-10 years

First vintage: 1994

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

DOC Menfi
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