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Sixteen years ago, Francesca Planeta returned home to Sambuca di Sicilia from her first international sales trip with pockets full of orders for Planeta Chardonnay only to find that her father Diego was investing heavily in a Noto property where he planned to grow the grape nero d’Avola. “He’s crazy!” she thought. In the mid-1990s, few outside Sicily had heard of nero d’Avola and indigenous varietals were not yet chic. But Diego Planeta was a visionary who understood that the future of Sicilian winemaking lay in its past. His plan was first to invite wine lovers to discover the potential for quality wines in Sicily through varieties they knew, then introduce them to tastes unique to the island. After Noto, he purchased vineyard estates in Vittoria and Etna and built an independent winemaking facility in each location to ensure the freshness of the grapes.

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Nutella, pleasure desire or need…

Nutella has become the fruit of the desire of every child in the world, and not only children. The origin is linked to the Nutella chocolate Gianduja, which contains hazelnut paste. The Gianduja Chocolate took root in Piedmont when excessive taxes on the importation of cocoa beans began to discourage the spread of conventional chocolate. Pietro Ferrero owned a patisserie in Alba, Piedmont northwest of Italy, one day decided to replace the cocoa with hazelnuts inventing Nutella.

Nutella

Nutella

The first jar of Nutella left the factory in Alba April 20, 1964. The product was an instant success, and remains extremely popular and fondly remembered in novels, songs and films.

Nutella in "Bianca" movie

Nutella in "Bianca" movie

In the movie “Bianca”, Nanni Moretti sinks his troubles in Nutella contained in a giant jar.

There is no children’s party “without Nutella“, there’s no snack “without Nutella“, and who has never licked his finger stained with Nutella ?

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