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2018 Planeta Cometa Fiano

2018 Planeta Cometa Fiano

93 Points John Caro
2018 Planeta Cometa Fiano
93 Points John Caro

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A top Sicilian white made with the delicious Fiano grape. Planeta have been experimenting with Fiano since the 1990s, having realised the potential of this native of Campania to create a white wine that was both truly noble and distinctively southern Italian. While packed with beautiful mineral structure, plump fruit texture and almost savoury herbal nuance, this truly dimensional and age-worthy white is a unique treasure -- and a style suited to all tastes. Stocks are limited.

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$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Fiano

Its Origins

"Diego Planeta, along with Giacomo Rallo of Donnfugata and Lucio Tasca d’Almerita, is one of the three founding fathers of the “Sicilian wine renaissance” sparked 10 to 15 years ago. Cousins Francesca, Santi and Alessio Planeta hold the reigns to the estate today and have developed one of the most innovative and modern wine entities in Italy (they are among the most “liked” wineries on Facebook). The Planeta family boasts a gifted hand in marketing and their hard work has only helped to develop the “Sicily” brand within the many foreign markets they penetrate." Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2018 vintage

"A single-variety Fiano from limechalk soils which contribute to the enhancement of the aromatic markers of Mediterranean macchia owned by this vine. Thus, between broom flowers and thyme, the delicate aromas of chamomile, hay and mango and pomelo can also be savoured. A mineral palate with vibrantly savoury traces which quiver and quench. Then the rhythm changes to become slower and more harmonious, an invitation to sip this outstanding white wine with the correct quietude enjoying its every change of tone. The finish presents a silky tactile sensation with a refined aftertaste of ripe apricot, of almond flowers and basil flowers."

93+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2017 vintage)

"The 2017 Sicilia Menfi Cometa is exactly my kind of white wine. It's not quite full-bodied, yet its texture and fiber are loosely knit and significant. The bouquet offers aromas that are typical to Fiano, such as honey, pear and Golden Delicious apple. As you allow the wine to warm in the glass, it becomes more generous and articulate with beautiful complexity that is fluid and ever changing with each swirl of the glass."

92/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2017 vintage)

"Bright deep yellow. Apple and pear hit the nose first, then hints of spicy pineapple and chlorophyll emerge with aeration. Big and broad in the mouth, with luscious ripe tropical and pomaceous orchard fruit flavors that linger nicely on the long, suave finish. Strikes me as being considerably rounder and riper than the 2016 Cometa, but with a touch less lift."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Fiano

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Sicily

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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