Planeta Eruzione 1614 Riesling 2018

10-12°CRegion: SicilyItaly

Suggested Food Pairings:

PoultryFishShellsSaladsBBQFoie Gras
49 JD

For five centuries and seventeen generations, the Planeta family has been involved in the Sicilian agricultural sector. Their work on the island has contributed to the revitalization of Sicilian winemaking, now one of the most dynamic and sought-after viticultural regions in the world.

The history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. The eruption of 1614 is legendary, lasting ten years and is the longest ever recorded. Halting right on the edge of the vineyards of Sciaranuova. A very evocative name for our Cru dell’Etna. At the time of planting the vineyards, in keeping with their spirit of research, Planeta planted a small vineyard of Riesling. An extraordinary grape variety which loves altitude and lava soils. An experiment that time will help us judge

Tasting Notes

A unique wine, the first Riesling on Etna and in Sicily. A pale color with green reflections. The nose is still young with all the typical precursors of the ‘variety of kings’; white apple, plum, lemon, and yellow flowers. On the palate it is perfectly dry, without excessive acidity. The taste is perhaps its strong point in this youthful phase, with that ‘mineral’ taste on which few experts can agree when describing it.

Food Pairing

Its lively acidity and pronounced fruitiness combine well with all ‘pure’ flavors: mackerel and dentex, either baked or steamed, dishes based on rice and green leafy vegetables, raw vegetables and international cuisine such as sashimi, or quesadillas.

Grape Variety: Riesling

Country: Sicily - Italy


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