The Carricante Eruzione 1614 from the Planeta winery takes its name from the legendary 10-year eruption of Etna in 1614, the longest of all time, which stopped right on the edge of the Sciaranuova vineyards. A strongly evocative name for this Etna Cru.
Grape variety: 90% Carricante, 10% Riesling Renano
Type of soil: the soils have perfect exposure and position, black due to the lava sands, and therefore extraordinarily rich in minerals; around woods and more recent lava flows
Altitude: Carricante 820-860 meters above sea level; Riesling 815 meters above sea level
Yield per hectare: Carricante 70 quintals; Riesling 60 quintals
Training System: espalier with spurred cordon and Guyot pruning system
Vine density: 5,050 plants per hectare.
Harvest period: Carricante 18-22 October; Riesling 18 September
Vinification: the grapes, harvested in the crate, are immediately refrigerated at 8°C; selected by hand and sent to a light crushing and destemming and soft pressing. The decanted must is decanted and inoculated with yeasts and ferments at 15°C, in stainless steel. The wine thus obtained remains on the fine lees until March with continuous agitation.
Refinement: in stainless steel
Bottling period: September 2020
Alcohol content: 12.8% vol.
Total acidity: 6.75 g / l.
Color: very faint golden
Nose: explosion of aromas of ripe fruit and aromas of white flowers that magically transport the taster to the slopes of the Etna mountain
Palate: On the palate the wine manages to combine softness and gustatory grit with a drinkability rich in a sincere fruitiness of lemon peel and green apple linked to an enthralling minerality that lengthens the finish.
Pairings: Extraordinary companion of fish-based dishes of a certain fatness and in any case ideal for any gastronomic idea conceived by the sea.
Aging capacity: great potential, from 7 to 10 years.
Bottled in the production area in Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Italy by Azienda Agricole PLANETA s.s. - Menfi (AG) - Italy