"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
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."
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