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Monday 11 April 2011

Wine of the Month: Planeta Chardonnay

Probably my favourite full body white wine. The body and scent is absolutly amazing with grace and powerfull dynamics. 

A wine which has become the image illustrating the changes taking place in Sicilian wines. It was born form 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 iwnes of Ullmo and Marccoli which create it are unique in their location and terroir. Its fermantation and maturing in French barrels, which by now has been carefully planned for years, delivers and extrodinarily graceful, powerful wine.

Info at Swedish Systembolaget:

Vintage 2008
nr 94855
199 SEK

Vintage 2007
nr 72882
249 SEK

Tasting Notes:

COLOR golden yellow with lively green glints.
NOSERich and intense. Aromas of peach, golden apple, white figs, vanilla cream, meringue. Hints of hazelnut and Zagara Honey. The wood is shy but well balanced?
PALATESoft, round, energetic, full. His balance is characterized by a fine acidity, the fresh flavour and substantial extract.

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