2018 Eurzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese
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.
A constellation of eruption mark the vulcano’s history, and the shape it took over time. The eruption of 1614 is legendary for being the longest in history, lasting ten years. The vines used to make this wine actually grow on this lava flow. Nerello Mascalese, and a small amount of Nerello Cappuccio, is cultivated on high altitude black soils and aged in 25 and 36 hl oak barrels for approximately 14 months, resulting in a wine of intense aromas of sour cherry, cherry and beeswax with an elegant structure.
This wine from lava sands presents its tasting strength and extraordinary aromas of incense and herbs, hibiscus and wild fennel. A luminous and lyrical wine which recounts without obstacles the character and refinement of great red mountain wines but at latitudes not far from Africa. The tannins of compact texture are extracted with elegance. The sweetness and generosity of wild fruits and currants merges with aromas of incense and beeswax and a light almost salty touch invites one to return to one’s glass.
Food PairingA wine whose character can allow the most audacious matchings with dishes of similar character. Game, dishes with truffles, fish with complex sauces, cheese and salamis.
Country: Sicily - Italy