Planeta and 'a trip to Sicily from west to east, that proceeds from Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi as far as Vittoria, Noto and Etna. The stages of the "Journey" are the five wineries that Planeta has built within its own vineyards. Five boutique wineries', each inspired by the particular requirements of the Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia, the Cantina Piccola and Cantina Grande at Memphis, Dorilli in Vittoria, Buonivini in Noto; and soon it will join 'the sixth, Sciara Nuova on Etna. These are the places of Planeta winery that was founded in 1995 but has had a winemaking tradition handed down for 17 generations, and from the sixteenth century. A trip around Sicily and its greatest wines, a project aimed as much to the past as to the future. In this direction, the guideline of the project and 'extremely rigorous: to exalt the characteristics of these great vines cultivating them exclusively in their respective selected areas. So Nero d'Avola and Moscato Noto, Frappato in Vittoria, Grecanico in Sambuca and Memphis, and soon Carricante sul'Etna.L'altro project strand takes place in the arena in which we measure the best producers of the five continents. So Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet: great classics of international enology interpreted by a territory that marks them in an unmistakable way, creating wines that are profoundly Sicilian as much as the great indigenous. Not to mention the varietal and territorial experimentation more 'push, almost visionary: the one that has resulted for the first time in Sicily a great Fiano.
Today Planeta's Chardonnay is one for the whole of Sicily icon. The vineyards of Ulmo and Maroccoli that compose it are unique by location and terroir. The fermentation and aging in French oak, for years now careful and precise, gives us an extraordinary wine for grace and power. To combine with ham, white meat, risotto, fish and blue cheeses.
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Destoned DOP 'Nocellara' by Planeta is a fruity, delicate, almost sweet but firm oil. It is extracted in the absence of stones to deliver the essence of the aromas and characteristics of this variety. Perfect with light foods, salads and soups.
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP 'Val di Mazara' by Planeta is a fruity, sharp, spicy and intense oil, which comes from the cold pressing of whole olives of Nocellara del Belice, Biancolilla and Cerasuola, combined in blend. excellent on vegetable and legume soups, fresh cheeses and above all fish and grilled meats.
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Destoned DOP 'Biancolilla' by Planeta is a particularly delicate and sweet oil. It is extracted in the absence of stones to deliver the essence of the aromas and characteristics of this variety. Perfect on raw fish, shellfish, chicken, goat cheese and salads.
Nerello Mascalese 'Eruzione 1614' by Planeta bears a strongly evocative name for the Etna Cru based on Nerello Mascalese: the legendary eruption of 1614, which lasted 10 years, the longest of all time, stopped at the border of the vineyards of Sciaranuova. Black earth in altitude gives an elegant, fine and balanced style. Great.
Syrah 'Maroccoli' by Planeta comes from an extraordinary vineyard - Maroccoli about 400 mt s.l.m. in an uncontaminated place - interpretation of Syrah, noble Mediterranean vine, in a modern key and respectful of the characteristics of the vine. Matures 12 months in Allier oak barriques. Imposing and impenetrable, it is a wine destined for long aging.