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The grapes for the Planeta Chardonnay Menfi DOC come from the Ulmo and Maroccoli vineyards in the Sambuca di Sicilia (Agrigento) district and the wine is vinified at Planeta’s winery in Ulmo. The Ulmo Vineyard has moderately deep to deep soils with abundant presence of pebbles, slightly limey, and with sections of dark organic matter. The Maraccolu vineyard has abundant pebbles with moderately chalky with abundant limey sections. It is made from 100% de-stemmed Chardonnay grapes which are crushed and the juice clarified prior to fermentation. The fermentation and ageing takes place in 225 litre French oak barriques (Allier oak barriques of 225 litres, 50% new and 50% 2nd and 3rd use). The wine is aged for 11 months with bâtonnage carried out every 10 days.