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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 10 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2005 vintage.)
TypeWhite
ProducerPlaneta (web)
VarietyFiano
DesignationCometa
Vineyardn/a
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
SubRegionn/a
AppellationSicilia

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2013 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.7 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 25 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by MS92 on 7/17/2013 & rated 93 points: A deliciously crisp wine with gorgeous color. (1020 views)
 Tasted by OttawaB on 11/18/2012 & rated 90 points: Beautiful clear vivid golden yellow colour. Tropical fruits on the nose, plus baked pears and apples. Nice overall intensity to the aromas.
Medium to full bodied white wine. No hint of the alcohol. Smooth, refreshing. Medium + acidity. Baked apples, lemons, slight tartness, and a touch of buttered toffee. Good overall balance. Very nice and interesting wine. (1469 views)
 Tasted by Buick455 on 10/18/2012 & rated 91 points: Same as last note. (1560 views)
 Tasted by Zellao on 7/13/2012 & rated 89 points: Surprised with a good example of white wine from Italy. Great Choice for that! (1131 views)
 Tasted by tantotinto on 6/23/2012 & rated 90 points: This is my first glass of Fiano. Golden color. Aroma of very ripe Bosc pear with hints of cinnamon. Baked apple, Meyer lemon and sweetened almond flavor. Rich texture. A touch sweet but it is well balance by a stout acidity. My wife says it reminds her a bit of Viognier. A great change of pace wine. We both like it. (1804 views)
 Tasted by ricard on 5/26/2012 & rated 92 points: Golden yellow. Lychees, pears, vanilla. Interesting bitterness, tremendous acidity - reminds me of Sicilian lemons. Astonishing intensity and length. A wine of serious power as well as elegance. Forward, assertive and distinctive. Possibly lacking grace, but this is offset by its originality and character. (1243 views)
 Tasted by Strikermax on 5/3/2012 & rated 88 points: Helder strogeel, tranend. Gesloten neus met wat gras, groenig, ook wat honing. Fris van smaak, zuiver, mineraal. Mediumlang. (262 views)
 Tasted by avp on 4/12/2012: Rich and sunny fruit on the nose with almost dried fruit intensity. Tropical notes, quince, peach and citrusy highlights. Some hay and honey.
Fullbodied, oily and concentrated palate with surprisingly refreshing acidic backbone. Some toffee and butter notes as well as a touch of hay. Good length.
Fun and serious. A rather different Fiano with all this hay-wrapped concentration and ripeness instead of the sterile cold maceration feel we've lately seen here with other examples. (1210 views)
 Tasted by larsrog on 8/16/2011 & rated 92 points: Golden deep straw yellow.
Amazing powerful aroma with minerals, lime, grass amd apricot.
Fullbodied, intense and well balanced with very good lenght. Pleasant acidity and somewhat sweet fruit on the finish.
Very well made. Fiano obviously works well in sicily as well.. (1829 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 7/16/2011: At The Jew's House: ripe, tropical, opulent, big but fresh, very modern but good (1826 views)
 Tasted by AustinWineSalon on 7/10/2011: Salone di Grandi Vini Bianchi (Mirabelle Restaurant Austin, Texas): Straw-colored with some oxidized and sour flavor notes, it had a bouquet of butter, apples, and olives, truly, with lots of acidity and flavors of vanilla brulee, caramel, turbo sugar, over-ripe apple, almonds, and soft lemon. Exotic. Fun. A favorite of one of our tasting groups.
(2528 views)
 Tasted by kenthargis on 7/8/2011 & rated 80 points: Can't really recommend this. Much more lush and bigger than any fiano I've had, with big notes of pineapple and other tropical fruits. Strange finish with some unappealing aftertaste. (1730 views)
 Tasted by Alemany on 7/4/2011 & rated 90 points: Very interesting. Tart and fresh tho complex at the same time with notes of peach and a hint of light wood. Love it! (1795 views)
 Tasted by Remitrem on 6/11/2011 & rated 90 points: Full bodied white wine, to be paired with "solid" food, Excellent! (1663 views)
 Tasted by Buick455 on 6/9/2011 & rated 91 points: Simply a great wine. Lots of fruit, nice complexity. very fresh. Long finish. (1757 views)
 Tasted by Oh Dae-su on 5/27/2011 & rated 89 points: Loads of mandarin, apricot, onrange liquer and honey aromas. Some smoke and creamy'ness, too. Astoundingly quite a lot of freshness and acid. This is what makes this wine such a surprise. I guess under normal circumstances Fiano is slightly boring and dull. This one however has a lot of vibrant existance and power. The complexity and concentration of the aromas are ver subtle and pleasing. ALl in all there is just one (big) problem. It has too much alcohol (14,5%), which is noticable. Otherwise it'll be well over 90 Points. Still a great wine. But don't keep it for too long, please. (1807 views)
 Tasted by VegasOenophile on 5/15/2011 & rated 89 points: Very juicy! Great stone fruit flavors. Really nice wine.
- WS Grand Tour 2011 (1048 views)
 Tasted by Yiannis on 4/7/2011 & rated 90 points: Bright straw. Its nose is reminiscent of a sweet, dessert wine, with baked pears, quince and noticeable minerality. Mid-bodied, quite elegant but less fruity or sweet than the nose suggests, with balancing acidity. No heat, despite the high alcohol content (14.5%). Long. (1897 views)
 Tasted by sanchop on 8/14/2010: No formal note taken. A medium lemon colour with good intensity of pineapple and other tropical fruits on the nose; a similar flavour profile on the nose with marked concentration of tangerine and apricot. A touch of minerality contributing a welcome note of complexity. The 14.5% alcohol was noticeable on a finish which was shorter than I would expect from the concentration of aroma and flavour. I'm not sure that this justifies the c.20 price tag. (2324 views)

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By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, The Best of Central and Southern Italy (Jun 2010)
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