Wine Planeta, "Cometa", Sicilia Menfi DOC
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The wine is straw-yellow color with a greenish tint.
Taste wine elegant, fresh, full, with good acidity, ripe fruit notes and hints of mineral. The finish is long, steady.
Expressive and enveloping aroma of the wine reveals notes of ripe tropical fruit combined with the fragrance of cut grass shades, mint and chamomile.
The wine will be an excellent addition to snacks, seafood, fish, pasta and fresh goat cheese.
"Cometa" - a white wine from the southern Italian grape varieties Fiano, which is part of many world famous white wines. This is a noble and ancient variety, native to - Campania region. Wine "Comet" is a vivid expression of the variety, with its intense mineral characteristics. The wine was first produced in 2000. An area in which there are vineyards, is called Menfi. These vineyards - Gurr and Dispensa - located at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. Soil "Gurr" consists of clay and limestone that highlights the special aromatic quality of Fiano. Soil "Dispensa" - rocky, with yellow and dark gray clay. Begin to gather the harvest from August 25. The collected berries careful ground. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks at 15 ° C. Bottled wine in the second half of February.
Planet - a name the family of Italian winemakers, whose three members - Alessio, Francesca and Santi - together with the oenologist Carlo Corino today run this economy. Family Planet has contributed greatly to agriculture in the region of Sicily. As for the wine, although the industry is relatively new for them, nevertheless a very short time they built an empire of the four estates with vineyards and two wineries located along the southern coast of Sicily and connected by a road. Winery Ulmo was the first step of the family of planets. It was built in 1995 near Sambuca di Sicilia, and her work is focused on white wines, mostly on Chardonnay and Fiano. It produces Segreta Bianco, Alastro, Cometa and the famous Chardonnay - a wine that has brought the company worldwide fame. There are also beautiful tasting room, located in the mansion of the XVI century, many vineyards and old olive grove.
Then, in 2001, built a winery Planet Dispensa near the town of Menefee, closer to the coast. Here, their efforts are focused on red wines and the winery is surrounded by the largest of the family-owned vineyards. This winery produced Segreta Rosso, Merlot, Syrah and a great Burdese - Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The planet has more vineyards further east: in Noto (Syracuse) with Nero d'Avola and Moscato in the family homestead Dorilli in Acate, where they grow autochthonous red varieties Nero d'Avola and Frappato.
Wines Planet - exclusively and consistently high quality - their rightful place among the best wines of the Italian manufacturers and were marked by many awards specialized wine competitions and tastings.