Eruzione 1614 Riesling from Planeta is a single vineyard Etna Cru made from Riesling grapes grown in black volcanic soil at an altitude of 815 m. on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. The Riesling is an extraordinary grape variety which loves altitude and lava soils giving the wine a fresh, savory and mineral style. This is a dry young wine with notes of white apple, plum, lemon and flowers.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.T.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||On the fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 6-8 months|
|Pairs with||Mackerel and dentex, either baked or steamed, dishes based on rice and green leafy vegetables, raw vegetables and ethnic cookery such as sashimi. Serve at 8-10 C.|
|Alcohol||12,5 % 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.