2020 Planeta Cometa Fiano

93 Points John Caro
In stock
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.
$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle

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

94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2019 vintage)

"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."

93/100 Vinous, Eric Guido (2019 vintage)

"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 her that only cellaring will help bring fully to the surface, as this tapers off poised yet long and salty in character. This is a serious glass of Fiano."

Variety Fiano
Region Sicily
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2031

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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