'Wine and Oil' Tasting by Planeta: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced in the Menfi olive grove, in a context of great biodiversity. In the splendid and unique terroir of the Etna, in Mezzo, the Etna Bianco and the Rosso are born. The Tasting contains 2 bottles of 750 ml wine. (Etna Bianco e Rosso) and 3 small bottles of 500 ml oil. (Biancolilla, Nocellara and Mazara).
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|Type||White Wine, Red Wine, Oil|
|Grape||carricante, nerello mascalese|
|Designation||Etna Bianco DOC, Etna Rosso DOC, Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP|
|Formats||2 Bottles of 750 ml., 3 Bottles of 500 ml.|
|Food matches||All Meal, Red Meat, White Meat, Fish plates, Pasta or Rice with Fish, Pasta or Rice with Meat, Pizza, Young Cheese, Vegetables and Legumes, Soups and Vegetables|
|Suggested glass||Calyx thin long-stemmed|
A wine which has become the image illustrating the changes taking place in Sicilian wines. It was born from a dream of competing with the world in the production of this noble and widespread grape variety. A long progress begun in 1985 which has been full of surprise and success. Today Planeta’s Chardonnay is an icon for the whole of Sicily.The vines of Ulmo and Maroccoli which create it are unique in their location and terroir.Its fermentation and maturing in French barrels, which by now has been carefully planned for years, delivers an extraordinarily graceful, powerful wine.
Established in 1995, Planeta is a Sicilian wine producer built on a long agricultural tradition handed down since 1500 through 17 generations in the area between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi.
Today Planeta represents not just one, but six ways of developing the territory, in six different settings. There are, in fact, six Planeta wine producing estates, each one with a specific research and development project. Ulmo, at Sambuca di Sicilia, Dispensa, at Menfi; Dorilli, at Victoria; Buonivini at Noto, Feudo di Mezzo at Etna in Castiglione di Sicilia, and finally, La Baronia, at Capo Milazzo. These are the Planeta locations, comprising a total surface area of 363 hectares of vineyards.
Through its family properties, Planeta can conduct a virtual journey around Sicily and its greatest wines. The stages are up-to-date and innovative yet consistent with a historical and ritualistic interpretation that elsewhere has almost been forgotten. Planeta's project calls for patient and meticulous research, never hurried, and looks just as much to the past as to the future. On the one hand, a deep bond with the oldest wine-making Sicilian tradition, with its heritage of native varieties: Grecanico, Carricante, Moscato di Noto, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese and Nero d'Avola.
On the other, the arena in which the greatest producers of the five continents are appraised for Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet: magnificent classics of international enology interpreted by a territory which puts its unmistakable mark on them.
It is paramount to remember the most inspired and visionary varietal experimentation: it has resulted in obtaining for the first time in Sicily a Fiano with truly revolutionary features. And then,that unique green gold, the Planetas' other passion: extra virgin olive oil produced in the natural oasis of Capparrina, near the beaches of Menfi. The company's activity has one absolutely essential point of reference: environmental sustainability, achieved through landscape conservation, renewable energy, recycled materials and sustainable agriculture, with the utmost respect for the territory, cultural heritage and the communities within which the company operates.
Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta gave life to this project, but behind them they have the whole family, rooted in the reality of Sicilian agriculture for generations, beginning with Diego Planeta, considered the leading figure in the rebirth of the Sicilian wine industry in the last forty years. A brand, a family that has aimed at ambitious goals, following the lode-star of quality.
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. technical sheet
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. technical sheet
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. technical sheet
The Etna Bianco DOC by Planeta in the winery of Feudo di Mezzo, located in the heart of the Etnea viticulture, this wine is born. From Carricante grapes partially fermented in barriques, in search of a current expression of this noble vine cultivated in the splendid and unique terroir of the Etna. On the palate it is juicy and full with notes of yellow...
Etna Rosso DOC by Planeta is produced at Feudo di Mezzo winery, situated in the heart of Etna viticulture. It comes from Nerello Mascalese grapes, and from the search for a modern expression of this noble grape variety cultivated in the unique and splendid terroir of Etna. Champion of red wine with a marked flavor, to drink at the table every day....