2016 Planeta Didacus Chardonnay Sicilia Menfi DOC Sicily
Only 480 bottles imported
Winemaker Notes: A pure expression of Chardonnay executed in a beautifully Burgundian style, complete with a sunny Sicilian twist. The wine shows precision and focus, yet it offers a generous array of stone fruit and floral aromas along the way. As the wine takes on more weight in the glass, it begins to reveal rounder and more opulent tones of Sicilian almond, candied fruit, orange peel, anise seed, and salty mineral tones that recall the soft sea breezes that wash gently over Menfi in the southern part of the island.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "This special wine is now in its third edition. The 2016 Sicilia Menfi Didacus is extremely smooth, beautiful and deep. This is a flagship wine—a new one—in Sicily that embraces both the exuberant fruit of the vintage and the careful oak regime and lees stirring obviously employed here with care and intelligence. The wine is ever-so smooth and creamy with those candied fruit aromas you get on a Sicilian cassata cake with the green marzipan crust… Didacus makes a very compelling case for the potential of icon-status white wine from Sicily."
James Suckling - "Plenty of apples and cream with hints of pineapple and mangoes. Exotic flavors with some meringue. Full body. Fruity finish. Complex and complete. Drink now or hold."
Vinous - "Greenish yellow color. Bright, leesy pear and orange oil aromas are complicated by flinty minerals and vanilla, but seems less marked by oak than the regular Chardonnay. Initially restrained but opens with aeration to offer deep pear and apple flavors, along with hints of oyster shell and an enticing grilled nut quality. The stony notes repeat on the finish, which is gently spicy, energetic and long. A refined wine that will repay a few more years of bottle aging."