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Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi Doc 2021

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Vintage: 2021
  • WE 93
  • DEC 91
  • VIN 92
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    The Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi DOC 2021 is not just a wine; it’s a narrative of the Sicilian terroir, told meticulously through the passionate efforts of the Planeta family, particularly under the guidance of the winemaker Patricia Toth. This Planeta Chardonnay, originating from the esteemed Planeta vineyards, particularly the Ulmo and Maroccoli, is a true embodiment of the Sicilian spirit, mirroring the region’s unique blend of soil and climate, especially in the Menfi area where the Planeta vineyard thrives.

    The wine, a product of Planeta’s unwavering commitment to quality and innovation, marks a significant chapter in the story of Planeta wines. The Planeta family, with Diego Planeta at the helm, has been instrumental in shaping the modern era of winemaking in Sicily, and this Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia is a testament to their legacy. The journey of this Planeta white wine, particularly the 2021 vintage, reflects a harmonious dance between nature’s unpredictability and the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each bottle.

    The grapes, a 100% Chardonnay varietal, are nurtured in the Planeta vineyard at elevations that range from 250 to 415 meters, a factor that contributes significantly to the distinct profile of the Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia. The soil composition, a blend of lime, pebbles, and chalk, along with sustainable organic cultivation practices, ensures that each grape contributes to the rich, nuanced character of this Planeta white wine.

    The vinification process of this Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi DOC further accentuates its elegance. Meticulous hand-picking of grapes, followed by fermentation in French oak barrels, and aging in a mix of new and used oak, endow the Planeta Chardonnay with a unique character, one that strikes a fine balance between finesse and strength. This process not only highlights the exceptional quality of the Planeta vineyard’s produce but also showcases the meticulous approach that Planeta wines are known for.

    In every glass, the Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi DOC 2021 offers an exquisite experience. Its rich, light gold appearance is just the beginning. The bouquet is a complex symphony, where vanilla and pineapple notes harmonize with undertones of salted butter and tulips, creating a sensory experience that is both rich and nuanced. The Planeta Chardonnay’s palate is a masterpiece of balance, offering a creamy texture that perfectly complements a refreshing crunchiness. The wine’s profile is a testament to the rich biodiversity of the Planeta vineyard, with every sip revealing layers of tropical fruits, nuanced spices, and a delightful minerality.

    Pairing this Planeta Chardonnay with luxurious dishes elevates the dining experience to new heights. Its ability to complement rich, sophisticated flavors, while maintaining its distinct, elegant profile, is a characteristic that has not gone unnoticed. Critics and wine enthusiasts alike have recognized the Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi 2021 for its exceptional balance, complexity, and the sheer elegance it brings to the table. Accolades from Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and Vinous are a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that define Planeta wines.

    In conclusion, the Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi 2021 is not merely a wine; it is a celebration of Sicilian winemaking, a tribute to the rich heritage and the relentless pursuit of excellence that the Planeta family embodies. It’s a wine that not only encapsulates the essence of the Planeta vineyard’s terroir but also narrates the story of dedication, passion, and innovation. For connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike, this Planeta Chardonnay stands as a distinguished addition to any collection, promising an experience that is as memorable as it is delightful.

    25 reviews for Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi Doc 2021

    1. Sherrie Soileau

      Recently tried Planeta wines and the Planeta Chardonnay stood out. It’s buttery and complex with a tropical fruit palate. Credit goes to winemaker Patricia Toth for this masterpiece!

    2. Dean Brown

      Planeta Vineyard never disappoints. This Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia is a stone-cold stunner with grapefruit, almond, and melon notes.

    3. Maggie Austin

      Planeta white wine, particularly the Planeta Chardonnay, is a revelation. The blend of honey, citrus, and pear flavors is simply irresistible. Can’t wait to explore more of their vineyard offerings!

    4. Hazel Villanueva

      Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia is a fantastic white wine. Its citrus, honey, and cream profile is truly refreshing.

    5. Laurel Speed

      Winemaker Patricia Toth’s Planeta Chardonnay is a treat. The green apple flavor shines through beautifully.

    6. Dale Morrison

      The Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia is a delight, the buttery notes complemented by a hint of peach and apple. Kudos to Planeta vineyard for this white wine. It’s a toast to the Menfi region!

    7. David Rayo

      Free shipping on 12 bottles of this Planeta Chardonnay is too good to pass up. The chard and lime flavors are a revelation.

    8. Clarence Rocque

      The free shipping on 12 bottles of Planeta Chardonnay is a great deal. The wine is a blend of oak, butter, and vanilla.

    9. Johnny Swallow

      A glass of Chardonnay Planeta is all you need after a long day. The cream and apricot undertones are soothing and the almond finish is just perfect. Plus, the free shipping on 12 bottles is a steal!

    10. Katie Alva

      This Buttery and complex Planeta Chardonnay from the Menfi region is a taste sensation, with a hint of tropical, pear, and stone.

    11. Pauline Jacobs

      Winemaker Patricia Toth has outdone herself with this Planeta Chardonnay. The citrus, honey, and cream flavors are delightful.

    12. Paul Bacon

      This Planeta white wine is a joy. Savor the taste of minerals, apple, with a hint of pineapple.

    13. Diana Kriss

      This Chardonnay Planeta is a flavor party with notes of almond, melon, and oil.

    14. Ricky Vang

      I am in love with the Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi Doc! It’s a Chardonnay gem from Italy, boasting flavors of oak, vanilla, and a hint of citrus. Free shipping on 12 bottles was a bonus!

    15. Amber Lopez

      Love this Chardonnay gem from Italy! The Planeta Chardonnay, with its lime and green apple flavors, is a winner.

    16. Barbara Powell

      Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi Doc is a must-try. The grapefruit, almond, and melon flavors are simply divine.

    17. Bobby Mcdonald

      This Chardonnay gem from Italy, the Planeta Chardonnay, is an enticing mix of oil, toast, and banana.

    18. Keith Flores

      Bought a case of Planeta Chardonnay and enjoyed free shipping on 12 bottles. It’s a refreshing cocktail of citrus, honey, and cream.

    19. Torri Brown

      Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia is a great example of what Planeta Vineyard produces. Enjoy the toast, banana, and chard flavors.

    20. Alexis Uhlman

      Planeta Chardonnay’s tropical, pear, and stone flavors are a testament to the quality of Planeta wines.

    21. Bonnie Clemens

      This Planeta white wine is a real palate pleaser. The oil, toast, and banana flavors meld beautifully.

    22. Sara Storms

      Can’t get enough of the Planeta wines. The Planeta Chardonnay is a tropical treat with a hint of apricot and peach.

    23. Jason Murray

      Chardonnay Planeta is a true Italian gem. The lemon, tropical, and pear flavors are impeccably balanced.

    24. David Balderas

      This Buttery and complex Planeta Chardonnay from the Menfi region is a must-try. You’ll love the oak, butter, and vanilla tones.

    25. Amanda Rivera

      Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi Doc is an absolute delight. Buttery and complex, with a delicious blend of oak and vanilla.

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    What is the rating of Planeta Chardonnay?

    The Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi DOC 2021 has garnered acclaim from notable wine critics, reflecting its exceptional quality. Wine Enthusiast awarded it a commendable 93 points, Decanter gave it a solid 91 points, and Vinous recognized its finesse with a rating of 92 points, showcasing the wine's elegance and balance.

    Where is Planeta wine from?

    Planeta wines originate from Sicily, Italy. The Planeta family, deeply rooted in the Sicilian winemaking tradition, owns vineyards across the island, with each location chosen for its unique terroir. The family's commitment to quality and innovation has positioned Planeta as a prominent name in the world of Sicilian and Italian wines.

    What is a true Chardonnay?

    A true Chardonnay refers to wine made from the Chardonnay grape, a green-skinned grape variety used to produce white wine. Originating from the Burgundy wine region of eastern France, Chardonnay is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. It's known for its versatility and ability to adapt to different climates, which results in a wide range of flavors and styles in the wine.

    Critical Acclaim

    WE 93
    Wine Enthusiast
    The nose presents a luscious swirl of vanilla and pineapple, with undertones of salted butter emphasizing the succulence, but a whiff of tulips for levity. The pineapple keeps strutting on the palate, but notes of lemon and apple, plus a nuttier saltiness, provide balance through the finish.
    DEC 91
    Decanter
    One of Sicily's most famous white wines, Planeta Chardonnay has been produced in the village of Menfi since 1995. It's modern in style, fermented and aged in French oak, 40% new, for a minimum of 12 months. This latest release has quite tropical notes of pineapple, melon and warm peach stone fruit, white flowers, some juicy citrus and a vanilla spice aspect from the oak. Powerful but with elegance.
    VIN 92
    Vinous
    Opens with a seductive burst of tropical citrus and fruits, mixing mango with papaya, kiwi and lime, all accentuated by sweet mint. This smooths over the palate, deeply textural, enlivened by a bump of zesty acidity that further elevates its mineral-tinged orchard fruits… Lingers impossibly long, nearly salty, with a tactile coating of residual concentration as suggestions of almond custard and white flowers punctuate the experience.

    What does Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi Doc 2021 taste like?


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    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    honey, minerals, stone

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, cotton candy, raspberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, butter, vanilla

    apricot, peach, apple

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    plum, jam, blackberry

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    white pepper, pepper, mint

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, grapefruit

    cream, oil, banana

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    chard, straw, grass

    dried apricot, fig, dried mango

    pineapple, tropical, mango

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    acacia, honeysuckle, chamomile

    Food Pairing with Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi Doc 2021

    Our wine experts think this Green and Flinty Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi Doc 2021 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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