Planeta - Eruzione 1614 - Italy - Carricante
Overview: 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. A name strongly evocative of our Cru dell’Etna; Carricante with a small addition of Riesling. High altitude black soils confer a fresh, savoury and mineral style.
Tasting Notes: In this case, the pale golden colour does not anticipate the explosion of aromas of ripe fruit and the aromatic content of white flowers which magically transport the taster to the slopes of Etna. On the palate as well 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.
Pairing: Branzino, Sole Picatta.
Points: 92 points, Robert Parker, 92 points, James Suckling, 92 points, Wine Enthusiast.
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 13
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