Planeta is a Sicilian wine company established in 1995. Planeta is not one but six ways of articulating the land in six different contexts. Such is the number of estates which produce their wine; boutique wineries each seeking, through careful research, to celebrate its locality. Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia (AG), Dispensa at Menfi (AG), Dorilli at Vittoria (RG), Buonivini at Noto (SR), Sciara Nuova on Etna at Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) and finally La Baronia at Capo Milazzo (ME) are the Planeta locations, a total surface area of vineyard of 364 hectares.
Planeta - Alastro, IGT
GRAPE VARIETY: 85% Grecanico, 15% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Menfi D.O.C.
WINE DESCRIPTION: The transparent straw colour anticipates a light smooth wine. The blend of Grillo and Sauvignon gives a nose rich with aromas of citrus, peach, tropical fruits and yellow flours, such as broom. In the mouth it is vibrant but creamy and silky with hints of white melon. But in this case it is misleading as Grecanico hides its strength and complex character within this white wine.
FOOD PAIRING: The contrast between savoury and sweetness confers a gastronomic strength that makes it suitable for matching with simple dishes such as a warm seafood salad and 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.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% vol
Volume: 0.75 L