Eruzione 1614 Riesling
Year: 2017 | Country: Italy | Region: Sicily | Volume: 75cl | Grape: Riesling | ABV: 12.5% | Food Match: Crudo, Seafood, Sushi
Planeta is a well-regarded, large scale wine producer based in western Sicily but with vineyards across the Italian island. The six individual estates cover a variety of terroirs, varieties and methods of production. For five centuries Planeta 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.
The history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. The eruption of 1614 is legendary, lasting 10 years and the longest ever recorded, halting right on the edge of the vineyards of Sciaranuova. A very evocative name for Cru dell’Etna. At the time of planting the vineyards, in keeping with spirit of research, Planeta planted a small vineyard of Riesling. An extraordinary grape variety which loves altitude and lava soils. This unique wine is the first Riesling on Etna and in Sicily.
Light color with green reflections, still young on the nose with all the typical precursors of this ‘king’s variety’; white apple, plum, lemon and yellow flowers. On the palate it is perfectly dry, without excessive acidity. The palate is perhaps its strong point in this youthful phase with that ‘mineral’ taste.
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