Eruzione-1614-Nerello-Mascalese-Riesling

Eruzione 1614 Riesling

Terre Siciliane I.G.T.

100% Riesling

The history of Etna is studded with the historic eruptions which have shaped it. The eruption of 1614 is legendary, lasting ten years and 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 our spirit of research, we planted a small vineyard of Riesling. An extraordinary grape variety which loves altitude and lava soils. An experiment that time will help us judge.

Altimetry

815

Above sea level

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Climate

21°Average temperature

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Farming system

Guyot

Planting density

5.000 vines per hectare

Now

11.47°C

Cloudiness 40%
Humidity 71%
Wind 5.1mh ↑

First Vintage

2014

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Time of Harvest

5

october

vinificazione

Vinification

The grapes are picked into crates and immediately refrigerated at 8⁰C, selected by hand and sent for a light destalking and soft pressing, the decanted must is racked and inoculated with yeasts and ferments at 15⁰C in inox stainless steel, the wine thus obtained remains on the fine lees until June with continuous stirring.

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Alcohol Content

13%vol.

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Aging Capacity

Great potential, from 7 to 10 years

Tasting Notes
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
A unique wine, the first Riesling on Etna and in Sicily. A pale colour with green reflections.
The nose is still young with all the typical precursors of the ‘variety of kings’; white apple, plum, lemon, 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.
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