External Reviews for Planeta Fiano Sicilia IGT Cometa
Cometa 2006/ Exhibits a complex nose, with rich, exotic fruit-star fruit, papaya- and some honey and fresh herb character. Full-bodied, with a silky mouthfeel covering an intense, thin bead of citrus fruits. Exotic and fresh.
Sizzling Sicily/ Intense aromas of Meyer lemon, Bosc pear, pineapple and vanilla. Medium-full with excellent concentration. Rich finish with good fruit persistence, balanced acidity and spicy oak. Enjoy with richly flavored seafood over the next two to three years.
Cometa 2014 - 93 Points, JamesSuckling.com/ A rich and flavorful fiano with dried apple, pear and lemon aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, round and delicious. Lots of cooked apple and tropical fruit character. Drink now.
Cometa 2011 - 92 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Among the greatest expressions of Fiano, Cometa is a full and generous effort, with deep layers of passion fruit and stone fruit, plus touches of vanilla, honey and light spice. The concentration and freshness is wonderful, and the wine would pair well with steamed lobsters or buttery crab legs.
Planeta is a Journey through Sicily. And that journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on the estate which the Planeta family has owned since the 1600s. Here on Italy’s most enchanting island, three enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta, began their winemaking venture in the mid-1980s. Subsequent years were spent matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international varieties. Years of careful research paid off when the Planeta wines were met with immediate critical acclaim upon introduction in the U.S. in the late 1990s. Planeta’s first winery, Ulmo, together with an old family farmhouse, is situated on the banks of the Arancio Lake in the eastern portion of Sicily. The soil here is deep and chalky – perfect for the production of Planeta’s great white wines: Chardonnay and Cometa. Production Area Menfi, Sicily, Italy Harvested from two separate vineyards; Gurra, planted in 1998 and Dispensa planted in 1996. both have roughly 4500 vines / hectare. Grape Varieties 100% Fiano Vinification The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; the juice is clarified through cold settling overnight and then inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks over a 20 day period at a cold temperature of 15°C (59°F). Bottled in the second half of February following the year of harvest. Color Straw yellow with evident green tints Bouquet Intense, luscious; within the wide range of aromas one can distinguish lychees, nectarines, pineapple, mandarin, peppermint, and Mediterranean bush scents such as chamomile and wild thyme Taste Elegant and full, with fruit flavors accented by intriguing fragrances of the seashore Alcohol 14% Serving Suggestions An outstanding match with seafood tartare, asparagus soup, ravioli with ricotta cheese and duck breast with wild mushrooms.
Cometa 2010 - 90 points, Wine Advocate/ …wraps around the palate with juicy peaches, apricots, flowers and spices … Expressive tropical notes add volume and an attractive lushness on the expressive finish.
Italian Connection - Planeta/ Planeta is an impressive, critically acclaimed group of wines- at a variety of price points. You don’t have to think about it- if you see “Planeta” on the label, you know it’s going to be good.Concentrated tropical aromas and flavors- melon, pineapple, lime- are smooth and polished, picking up delicate herbal notes on the elegant finish. Ready to drink now. 100% Fiano.
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