- White Still, Dry
- Italy, Menfi DOC
- 1195 UAH, 1358 UAH
Cometa is made in Dispensa estate in Menfi. Handpicked grapes are stripped of stems and sent to the press. 90% of the must is fermented in stainless steel and 10% in 225L barrels. After a certain period of maturation on fine lees, the wine is blended and prepared for bottling.
Despite the rich wine history that spans over 3000 years, Sicily started to appear on international wine maps only in the last few decades. Planeta winery is among the leading winemakers responsible for quality revolution on the island. Alessio Planeta decided to experiment with international grapes alongside autochthonous ones. In 1985, after establishing the first winery at Ulmo, they planted their first vines. And ten years later, they released their first wine - Chardonnay. Many consider (citation needed) that this particular wine (among a few others) changed the perception of Sicily on the international market.
Today Planeta owns 6 wineries across Sicily: Ulmo and Dispensa in Menfi, Dorilli in Vittoria, Buonivini in Noto, Feudo di Mezzo on Etna and La Baronia in Capo Milazzo.
2023-01-17 - 7.50
Actually, I remember this wine being heavier. After reading other people’s reviews, it seems like Planeta adapted its style to modern preferences. As a result, it’s fresh, well-balanced, well structured and mineral. Silicon, sunflower seed husks, yellow apples, tropical fruits, and butter. Almost full-bodied with a long and slightly bitter finish (someone eats apples with seeds, it seems). It lacks complexity, on the one hand. On the other hand, it’s friendly and easy to enjoy.
Wine #4 on Il Pirata Vol. 2.