Moscato Bianco from the famous and innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta. A contemporary interpretation to the very ancient tradition of making white Moscato wines in the Noto area. Made from grapes grown at the Buonivini Estate with the white limestone soil and the breezes arising from the meeting of two seas, which create the best conditions to produce great wines.
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|Classification||Moscato di Noto D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry white wine|
|Maturation||5-6 months in stainless steel vats|
|Pairs with||A great aperitif wine. Voluptuous with a herring salad, kind with a Caprese salad, extraordinary with breaded prawns and shellfish, creamed tomato and lobster or other seafood dishes. Serve at 8-10 C|
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.
The Moscato vines for the Moscato Bianco white wine grow in the soft hilly white limestone soil at Planeta’s Buonivini Winery in the Noto Valley near the sea outside Syracusa in Southeastern Sicily at an altitude of 40 m. The grapes were manually harvested and carefully sorted followed by a soft pressing of the grapes. The must was fermented in stainless steel vats and the wine remained in the steel vats for 5-6 months before bottling.
Colour: Clear yellow with green reflections.
Bouquet: Jasmine, rose petals, hibiscus, pink grapefruit and marine aromas; a poetic explosion of aromas.
Taste: Dry, Savoury and fresh, balanced and elegant.
Longevity 3-5 years.