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Planeta - Alastro Bianco 2019

White wine from Sicily · Italy
Price: £15.95
Case Rate: £15.16
Ex Tax: £11.25
Country:
Wine Region: Sicily
Winery: Planeta
Wine Maker: Francesca Planeta
Grape: Grecanico
Grape Percentage: Grecanico 80 ; Grape Sauvignon Blanc 20
Alcohol Percentage: 12.50
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
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Country:
Wine Region: Sicily
Winery: Planeta
Wine Maker: Francesca Planeta
Grape: Grecanico
Grape Percentage: Grecanico 80 ; Grape Sauvignon Blanc 20
Alcohol Percentage: 12.50
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes

Wine tasting notes

The transparent straw colour. Grecanico hides its strength and complex character within this white wine. The blend of Grecanico and Sauvignon gives a nose rich with aromas of citrus, peach, lychees and white wild flowers plus boxwood. In the mouth it is vibrant but creamy and silky with hints of white melon

Winery information

Planeta

PLANETA - A JOURNEY THROUGH SICILY!

Although the family have been involved in agriculture for five centuries, through seventeen generations, Planeta did not plant their first vineyard until 1985. Still family run, they are a young company with ancient roots.
Planeta now own vineyards in five different areas of Sicily – Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna, and most recently Capo Milazzo, growing indigenous and international grape varieties. Planeta produced their first wine in 1995 – a Chardonnay, a wine they are now justifiably world famous for – their Menfi Chardonnay is a classic wine and the flagship of their innovative range.
They have conducted in-depth research into ancient Sicilian grape varieties, culminating in Cometa – the great white wine of Southern Italy. Elegant and powerful reds are also produced that will not disappoint red wine lovers. Then there are the extraordinary wines, both red and white from Etna’s volcanic soils, and the famous Cerasuolo Di Vittoria – Sicily’s only DOCG wine is a delicious delight. Whatever your tastes – Planeta offer something outstanding for every palate!

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Food matching

The contrast between savoury and sweetness makes it suitable for matching with simple dishes such as a warm seafood salad as well as with more complex ones like a spicy Asian dish with sweet sour sauce. It can be matched with appetisers of Mediterranean cooking and with vegetarian cookery

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Vinification notes

Grecanico and Sauvignon Blanc from soils of moderately deep to deep with abundant stones, slightly limey and with sections of dark organic soil 200-250 m altitude. The vineyard is trained via Spurred cordon with aplanting density of Grecanico 3,800/4,500 vines per hectare. Sauvignon Blanc 3,800 vines per hectare. Harvested at optimum ripleness - Grecanico 28-29 September. Sauvignon Blanc 16-19 August.