Planeta - Cometa 2018 Ml. 750
A great white wine from southern Italian grapes, able to compare with the world’s great white wines; this was the initial project. Thus began the experiments with Fiano, an ancient noble variety from Campania, in the 1990’s. And so Cometa was born, expressing the best in an original and unique way, of the characteristics of this extraordinary vine. Intense and fruity aromas, its great structure and minerals today make it one of southern Italy’s points of reference for white wine.
Da cinque secoli, attraverso 17 generazioni, la nostra famiglia si impegna a percorrere le strade dell'evoluzione agricola in una terra complessa come la Sicilia, con un approccio sempre orientato all'apertura, all'innovazione. Laddove troppo spesso il mondo agricolo si è rinchiuso in vetusti schemi di consuetudini sociali e pratiche produttive, noi abbiamo piuttosto ereditato, di generazione in generazione, un istinto proteso a cambiare e a generare cambiamenti positivi intorno a noi, nella cultura e tra le persone.For five centuries and through seventeen generations, our family has been involved with the course of agricultural evolution in the complex land of Sicily, with an approach always inclined to openness and innovation. Where too often the agricultural world has been confined to ancient ideas of social tradition and production processes, instead we have inherited, from each generation, an instinct to change and to generate positive changes around us, both with people and in the culture.
During the 1900's it was Grandfather Vito who showed us how, rather than in static management of the land, we must all move towards new solutions and new prospects. At Menfi first of all he transformed our small family winery into a large co-operative winery that in a short time, under Diego's management, became a collective property and a model of local development. At the same time as being chairman of the regional institute for vines and wine, Diego contributed as chief mover in the wine making renaissance of Sicily, transforming it into a huge experimental laboratory with illustrious advisers such as Giacomo Tachis, Carlo Corino, Giampaolo Fabris and Attilio Scienza.
In the meantime we have grown. Round the old fortress of Ulmo, where for five centuries we have cultivated our oldest land, a spark was fostered to transfer this experience and all our new ideas in the project of a new company; here, in 1985, we planted our first vineyard.
Two different generations brothers and sisters, children, nieces and nephews work together since then, with the perfect understanding that derives not only from harmony of character and complementing of abilities, but above all from the unity of vision; love for this land, the desire to protect it and the capacity to imagine every day a new way to appreciate it.
|Ageing and Fining||Straw yellow with green highlights|
|Color||Giallo paglierino intenso con riflessi verdi|
|Aroma||Rich scents of white flowers, chamomile and thyme, with hints of citrus, lychee and mint|
|Aroma||Vegetal, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Taste||Elegant and welcoming, with fresh acidity, featuring a long and enjoyable ending|
|Serving temperature||12°-14° C.|
|Blend description||100% Fiano|
|Matching||Fish tartare, Hot fish starters, Ravioli (stuffed pasta), Fish and tomato soup, Duck, White meat, Steamed fish or crustacean, Grilled fish|
|Ideal with||Seafood starters, Pasta Meat, Seafood Pasta Dishes, Meat Red, Meat White, Fish|