Planeta Eruzione 1614 Riesling 2019
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
A unique wine, the first Riesling on Etna and in Sicily. Light colour with green reflections, still young on the nose with all the typical precursors of the ‘king’s variety’; white apple, plum, lemon and yellow flowers. On the palate it is perfectly dry, without excessive acidity. The palate is perhaps its strong point in this youthful phase with that ‘mineral’ taste which experts debate and describe with difficulty.
Its vibrant and pronounced fruity acidity combines well with all the ‘pure’ tastes; baked mackerel or steamed sea bream, dishes of rice and green vegetables, raw vegetables, in ethnic cuisine with