2017 Alastro Bianco, Planeta*
Sicily / Italy
FOOD MATCHING NOTE:
It Ideal with sea food first courses, with shell fish and with light soups based on vegetables or with fish soups. Sicilian suggestions include: couscous with vegetables, soup with tenerumi (fresh green leaves), pasta with brocoli, stuffed artichokes, fiore sicao cheese, baked ricotta, pasta with Pachino tomatoes, timbal of capellini pasta, vegetable soup with potatoes, pesce curcato (fresh fish from Sciacca cooked whole). Pairings suggested by restaurant 'Don Camillo' in Syracuse: Cavati (home-made pasta) with pistachios from bronte and stripes of cuttlefish in black sauce.
Pale straw with hints of green reflections.This is an austere and polite wine with aromas of ripe white melon and white peach Etna, followed by sweet, almost white chocolate and meringue flavours and hints of minerality. The palate is thin and unexpectedly soft. A nice acidity enhances the freshness. Floral notes on the finish.
*Available only on request