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Roberto Vigna

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WTN: Sicily & Ruwer

by Roberto Vigna » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:20 am

Cometa Planeta 2007

This wine comes from south west Sicily, but the grape is 100% Fiano, a typical grape from Campania in central Italy, in the same way of Greco (di Tufo) and Aglianico (Taurasi).
Until 2006 this was heavily overoaked, almost undrinkable IMO, while since 2007 fermentation and ageing are in steel tanks.
Popped and poured. Beautiful golden yellow, really inviting. Sense of weight and oiliness.
Tangerine, apricoat, chamomile, all in a satisfying mix. Rich, long, dry, a basket of yellow fruits exposed to the Mediterranean sun. Good lenght, just a touch of burning alcohol on the end (14,5).
Very good, very funny and very easy to share with people not so wine-related. About € 20 in shops.

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Riesling Auslese Trocken #28 Karthauserhof 2001

Bought on ebay in 2010 for some coins.
Nice color, very pale. Flint, lemon peel, pleasant but not too complex. Dry, long, beautiful centro bocca (center mouth), dense, a spiral of minerals and tropical fruit, good acidity. Very good. I was there in 2002 (beautiful place!) and still have some 2001 Auslese in the cellar (# 33 and # 38).

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Re: WTN: Sicily & Ruwer

by Andrew Bair » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:26 pm

Thank you for the fascinating notes, Roberto, especially on the Karthauserhof. I like their wines quite a bit, but have only had a couple of Trockens from them so far.

Interesting to read about the change in the vinification of the Cometa between 2006 and 2007.

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