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Planeta Cometa 2016 (1x 75cl)

Awarded 94 points by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2018 Italy supplement article, My Dozen Dream Whites (see blue link below).

Planeta Cometa 2016 - Feb 2018 Decanter review

It was early days for the Planeta family when they first visited Enotria – this Sicilian winery may be a byword for innovation and knowing the market now, but at that time in the mid-1990s they didn’t even have a label for their wine. What they did have was a vision that has played a key role in revolutionising the image and quality of Sicilian wines, founded on an unrivalled knowledge of the land forged by many years as grape growers. When the change was made in the 1990s, expertise came from a source that is as surprising as it is illustrative of the breadth of the Planeta vision: Australia. The winemaker brought in by Diego Planeta was an Italian – Carlo Corino – but one who had learned the latest warm-climate winemaking secrets in Mudgee, New South Wales. Planeta’s wines have captured the intrinsic perfume and fresh flavours of Sicily’s grapes ever since. This – at the time – unconventional approach extended to the winemaking, with Planeta establishing a cult following for its barrel-aged Chardonnay at a time when most Italian white wines were typically consumed straight out of the fermenter.

That early success gave Planeta the credibility to open the world’s eyes to the charms of Sicily’s indigenous grape varieties, ushering in a broad range of wines that today owes as much to Grecanico and Nero d’Avola as it does to the winery’s signature Chardonnay. The ever-dynamic Planeta continue to move their inspirational projects forward. They have launched a wine made with grapes grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, began an environmental project called Planeta Terra, and opened a resort hotel, La Foresteria, in Menfi. Nothing stands still for Planeta!

Deep straw yellow in colour with a green hue. Intense and full of character, with integrated aromatic notes of citrus and tropical fruit, white peach, pink grapefruit and wisteria. On the palate it has plenty of character with elegantly mineral elements. The acidity is well integrated with the fruit, making for a harmonious whole which is without a doubt one of the finest examples of this variety to be found anywhere on the planet. Deep straw yellow in colour with a green hue. Intense and full of character, with integrated aromatic notes of citrus and tropical fruit, white peach, pink grapefruit and wisteria. On the palate it has plenty of character with elegantly mineral elements. The acidity is well integrated with the fruit, making for a harmonious whole which is without a doubt one of the finest examples of this variety to be found anywhere on the planet.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Grape Variety: Fiano
Delivery: Usually ships in 5-10 working days
Product Code: ITSI0016B16S
£22.50