Eruzione 1614 Carricante is a single vinyard Etna Cru made from Carricante grapes with a small addition of Riesling. The high altitude black volcanic soils confer a fresh, savoury and mineral style.
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|Wine style||Dry White wine|
|Grapes||90% Carricante 10% Riesling|
|Pairs with||An extraordinary companion for dishes based on fish of a certain oiliness and thus ideal for any gastronomic experience encountered by the sea. Serve at 10-12 C.|
|Alcohol||13 % vol|
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 history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. That of 1614 is legendary, lasting ten years and the longest ever recorded, halting just on the border of the vineyards of Sciaranuova located 850 meter above sea level. The soil in the vineyards comes from the breakdown of the volcanic rock through the ages. The soil now is rich in stones and minerals which provide good drainage for the plants and minerals in the water. Here are the carricante grapes for the Eruzione 1614 produced.
Colour: Pale golden
Bouquet: Explosion of aromas of ripe fruit and the aromatic content of white flowers which magically transport the taster to the slopes of Etna.
Taste: On the palate the wine manages to combine softness and strength with a drinkable richness, with fruit flavours of lemon peel and green apple linked to an endearing mineral power which prolongs the finish.
Longevity 7-10 years