Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese from the famous and innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta. A wine taking its name from the historic eruption which has shaped the soil in which the vines grow – namely the legendary 1614 eruption which lasted for ten years. A Nerello Mascalese redwine with an elegant style, refined and balanced.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||In oak barrels for 12 months.|
|Pairs with||Game, dishes with truffles, fish with complex sauces, cheese and salamis. Serving temperature 16-18 C.|
Planeta family is one of the eldest families of winegrowers in Sicily now in their seventeenth generation and operating 5 wineries spread around Sicily and producing wines from many of the DOC zones. While the current family has a focus on innovation and modernity they never distance themselves from historic and traditional interpretation of wine. Their patient and meticulous work has always been directed to the past as much as to the future; on the one hand profoundly linked to the oldest Sicilian traditions of wine making with its heritage of indigenous varieties, and on the other an interest in those international grape vines which are best adapted to these territories, without neglecting the most vigorous and imaginative investigations into other varieties. Respect for the environment and development of biodiversity are the watchwords of this company.
The Nerello Mascalese vines for the Eruzione 1614 grow in the rich black lava sands in various vineyards at Planta’s Feudo di Mezzo winery on the northern slopes of Mount Etna near Castiglione di Sicilia at altitudes from 510 to 850 m. The grapes were manually harvested and carefully sorted followed by a soft pressing of the grapes. The must was fermented in stainless steel vats and remained on the skins for 21 days. The wine was matured in oak barrels for 12 months.
Colour: Transparent ruby red.
Bouquet: Sweetness and generosity of wild fruits and currants merges with aromas of incense and beeswax
Taste: A light almost salty touch, the tannins are of compact texture extracted with elegance.
Longevity: 3-5 years.