Price:  £31.95 | Case Rate: £29.83
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Planeta - Chardonnay 2018

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Sicily
  • Wine Maker: Carlo Corino
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

For a change, try it with some just seared foie gras or with roast veal and mushroom sauce.

Duty/Vat Paid

Wine tasting notes

Single-variety Chardonnay whose characteristics which have made it so famous which here emerge very clearly. Starting from the richness of its deep clear golden but transparent colour one imagines the pleasing contrast of creaminess and crispness in the taste. It is indeed a soft white wine underlaid by a refreshing acid vein which accompanies each mouthful. 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.

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.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinification Notes

"Vinification: After destalking, soft pressing and static sedimentation at a low temperature, fermentation in barrique at 18⁰C, maturation of 11 months with bâtonnage carried out every 10 days Maturation: in Allier oak barriques of 225 litres, 50% new and 50% 2nd and 3rd use. "