Color - Straw yellow with evident green tints
Bouquet - Intense, luscious; within the wide range of aromas one can distinguish lychees, nectarines, pineapple, mandarin, peppermint, and Mediterranean bush scents such as chamomile and wild thyme
Taste - Elegant and full, with fruit flavors accented by intriguing fragrances of the seashore
Wine Spectator 89 points - A fresh, floral white, with tangy acidity and flavors of star fruit, Asian pear, wet stone and pickled ginger. Creamy. Drink now through 2019. 8,300 cases made.
(Jun 15 2016)
Planeta’s first winery, Ulmo, together with an old family farmhouse, is situated on the banks of the Arancio Lake in the eastern portion of Sicily. The soil here is deep and chalky - perfect for the production of Planeta’s great white wines: Chardonnay and Cometa.
|Wine maker notes
Harvested from two separate vineyards; Gurra, planted in 1998 and Dispensa planted in 1996.
both have roughly 4500 vines / hectare.
The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; the juice is clarified through cold settling overnight and then inoculated with selected yeast. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks over a 20 day period at a cold temperature of 15˚C (59˚F). Bottled in the second half of February following the year of harvest.
|An outstanding match with seafood tartare, asparagus soup, ravioli with ricotta cheese and duck breast with wild mushrooms.