The Alastro from Planeta is made from Grecanico and Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in limey vineyards located at 250 m. altitude near Menfi on the west coast of Sicily. It is a fine straw yellow mineral wine with floral notes of cedar, melon, pears and wild white flowers in the bouquet. In the mouth it is vibrant, creamy and silky with a white peach note. A lovely refreshing young wine.
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|Classification||Sicilia Menfi DOC|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Grapes||80% Grecanico, 20% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Maturation||On the lees for 4-6 months in stainless steel vats.|
|Pairs with||Appetisers of Mediterranean cooking and with vegetarian cookery. Suitable for matching with simple dishes such as a warm seafood salad as well as with more complex ones like a spicy Asian dish with sweet sour sauce . Serve at 8-10⁰C.|
Planeta family is one of the eldest families of winegrowers in Sicily now in their seventeenth generation and operating 5 wineries spread around Sicily and producing wines from many of the DOC zones. While the current family has a focus on innovation and modernity they never distance themselves from historic and traditional interpretation of wine. Their patient and meticulous work has always been directed to the past as much as to the future; on the one hand profoundly linked to the oldest Sicilian traditions of wine making with its heritage of indigenous varieties, and on the other an interest in those international grape vines which are best adapted to these territories, without neglecting the most vigorous and imaginative investigations into other varieties. Respect for the environment and development of biodiversity are the watchwords of this company.
Alastro – named after a wildflower that grows around Planeta's Ulmo winery – is a blend mainly of Grecanico with a small percentage of a distinctly aromatic variety: Sauvignon Blanc.
Longevity 3-5 years.