Planeta Cometa 2021

Planeta Cometa 2021

 

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Planeta
Cometa 2021
  • Vintage : 2021
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sicily
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Fiano

A great white wine from southern Italian grapes which can be compared with the most important white wines of the world.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 94 2019
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2019
JS James Suckling 92 2018
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2018
WS Wine Spectator 90 2016
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During the 1990’s this was the aim of experiments with Fiano, a noble and ancient variety originating in Campania.

Thus Cometa was born, expressing the characteristics of this extraordinary grape in an original and unique way. Intense and flowery perfumes, a great structure but at the same time with minerals which today forms one of the most important white wines of southern Italy.

Colour: straw yellow with evident green tints

Nose: the first vintage wine with a surprisingly intense aromatic nose and great charm. They include lychee, nectarines, pineapple, mandarin, peppermint, and the Mediterranean scents of chamomile and thyme

Palate: elegant and full at the same time. It moves dynamically between soft intimation of alcohol and a vibrant acidity. Finish full of aroma and varietal nuances of considerable tenacity

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2019)
A terrific production of 60,000 bottles, the Planeta 2019 Sicilia Menfi Cometa is an icon wine of Sicily and deservedly so. Fiano is simply radiant and lusciously rich in this medium-bodied expression. The 2019 vintage shaped nicely concentrated and flavorful fruit of apricot, honey and baked pear. Only 10% of the wine sees oak, but that's more than enough to render the extra depth and soft textural richness that puts this wine a cut above the other more one-dimensional interpretations of this indigenous Italian grape.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2019)
Smoke is the first thing that comes to mind as you take in the 2019 Fiano Cometa. Musky dried peach and nectarine, crushed almonds, fennel and gorgeous yellow florals join the mix with time in the glass. This is soft and lifted, as an inner flintiness gives way to savory baked apple and wild herbal notes. There’s a deeper richness here that only cellaring will help bring fully to the surface, as this tapers off poised yet long and almost salty in character. The 2019 Cometa already provides a lot of pleasure, but the best is yet to come. This is a serious glass of Fiano.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2018)
Fresh nectarines, preserved lemons, orange blossom and guava peel are all on show here. Despite the intense fruitiness of the stone fruit, the acidity is cutting and precise, highlighting bright-citrus undertones that permeate the medium-to full-bodied palate. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2018)
Elegant and structured, this opens with delicate, alluring scents of yellow stone fruit, citrus, Spanish broom and Mediterranean herb. The full-bodied palate boasts freshness and finesse, delivering yellow peach, apricot, Meyer lemon and saline before a lingering honeyed almond finish.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2016)
Redolent of a ripe peach on a hot summer day, this fragrant, medium-bodied white is broad and creamy on the palate, featuring a streak of spicy mineral layered with lively acidity and flavors of ripe pear, crushed almond, lemon sorbet and fleur de sel. Fiano. Drink now through 2023. 5,030 cases made.

Planeta Alastro Bianco 2021
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Alastro Bianco 2021
JS
92
WE
89
VN
91
Elegant, balanced and austere, this is the ideal companion for the rich Mediterranean cuisine
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Planeta Burdese 2016
Planeta Burdese 2016
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Burdese 2016
RP
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WE
90
JS
93

This is a red wine of great density, structure and balance, produced in limited quantity from selected vineyards. Burdese is a splendid wine for aging that offers a complexity of aromas and flavours, a product of the Sicilian sun

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Planeta Chardonnay 2020
Planeta Chardonnay 2020
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Chardonnay 2020
RP
95
VN
90
WE
90
A wine which has become the image illustrating the changes taking place in Sicilian wines.
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Merlot Sito dell'Ulmo 2016
RP
91
JS
92
WS
90
This exceptional presentation of this noble grape, rich, round and powerful, is found in the winelists of the most prestigious restaurants and winebars round the world
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Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2020
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Planeta
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2020
WS
90
JS
92
DCT
91
Cerasuolo di Vittoria is born in the beautiful countryside of Dorilli, between the sea and the Iblei Mountains. The name of the only D.O.C.G. in Sicily is derived from "cerasa", cherry in Sicilian dialect.
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Planeta Etna Rosso 2020
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WE
92
JS
94
This wine is produced at Feudo di Mezzo winery, situated in the heart of Etna viticulture. It comes from Nerello Mascalese grapes, and from the search for a modern expression of this noble grape…
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Planeta Etna Bianco 2020
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Etna Bianco 2020
RP
93
WE
92
WS
90

Tasting Note: Vibrant Sicilian white wine from volcanic soil, rounded, fruity and perfumed with yellow plums, white stone fruit and herbs.

Food Matching: A white wine for all seasons. Good as an aperitif, but excellent with starters based on fish and pasta.

Vinification: The grapes are picked into crates and are at once refrigerated at 8°C. After light crushing and destemming they are soft pressed. The decanted must is racked and inoculated with yeasts then ferments at 15°C for 20 days. The wine thus obtained remains on the lees until February with continuous mixing. 10% of the must is fermented in barriques. The wine is then matured in stainless steel tanks and Allier oak 225 litre barriques.

22,50 €
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Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2019
Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2019
Planeta
Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2019
RP
93
VN
90
JS
96
The history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. The legendary one of 1614, lasting ten years and the longest ever recorded, halted right on the border of the vineyards of Sciaranuova. A strongly evocative name for our Cru dell’Etna based on Nerello Mascalese. High black lands confer an elegant style, refined and balanced.
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Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante 2019
Planeta Eruzione 1614 Carricante 2019
Planeta
Eruzione 1614 Carricante 2019
VN
93
JS
91
RP
94
The history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. That of 1614 is legendary, lasting ten years and the longest ever recorded, halting just on the border of the vineyards of Sciaranuova. A name strongly evocative of our Cru dell’Etna; Carricante with a small addition of Riesling. High altitude black soils confer a fresh, savoury and mineral style.
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RP
91
WS
90
A denomination rooted in antiquity when the Mamertini produced this wine, described by Pliny and beloved by Julius Caesar, at Milazzo. Nero d’Avola and Nocera, 12 months of maturation in…
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87
A rare and exclusive grape variety cultivated on only a few hectares, it is best expressed in the red sands of Vittoria, not far from the sea. An aromatic and pleasant red wine as few others, a perfect synthesis between tradition and innovation.
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Planeta Cometa 2021 Reviewed by Robert Parker 10-10-2022 . Score: 4.5