Planeta Eruzione_ 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.

Awards

2016 Wine Advocate 87
2015 James Suckling 92

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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

28.8°C

Cloudiness 0%
Humidity 69%
Wind 4.1mh ↖

First Vintage

2014

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  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • After a first analysis, the differences as compared with the data of the last ten years seem less evident as compared with the other zones. In general, on Etna we recorded a very substantial vintage, better for whites than for reds, with rich and complex wines. The weather data to be highlighted are above all a dry summer which kept us on tenterhooks until the arrival of the decisive rains in September. The true difference was made, in the course of the year, by the evapotranspiration that recorded the highest values for the period, surpassed only by 2012, and here too by an important period of light in September. So a very linear vintage, without any shocks from a weather standpoint, ideal for the perfect ripening of the whites and functional for the reds.
  • Etna demonstrated all of its wayward character and personality, with breathtaking weather; eventually the whites are very good, aromatic and intense, perhaps slightly less acid than previous years, and the reds express an averagely good quality but without peaks, perhaps because the risk of worsening weather persuaded us to bring the harvest forward.
  • On Etna the 2016 vintage has absolutely been our very best since we began our activities on the volcano. It has been so for the white wines and also for our conception of the reds. The reasons are easy to see given the meteorological conditions; the summer was cool and refreshed by a useful rainfall, with very pleasant temperatures. Thus we arrived at the end of September in an idyllic situation for the growth/production balance and health of the grapes. The harvest, thanks to the stress-free summer, began with spectacular grapes and commenced about eight days early, allowing us to bring forward the end of the harvest thus avoiding the rains of the second half of October. The results are a fresh and aromatic Carricante and a Nerello Mascalese of great quality, without the excessive alcohol which is a defining feature in certain vintages, but with brilliant colour and ample tannins.
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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.

Planeta Eruzione_ Riesling
riesling

Alcohol Content

13%vol.

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Aging Capacity

Great potential, from 7 to 10 years

Tasting Notes
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  • Mouth 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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menfi

chardonnay
Chardonnay
Sicilia Menfi D.O.C.
100% Chardonnay
cometa
Cometa
Sicilia Menfi D.O.C.
100% Fiano
Burdese-menfi-doc-SA
Burdese
Sicilia DOC
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
Planeta Sito dell'Ulmo Merlot Menfi Doc sa
Sito dell’Ulmo Merlot
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Merlot
Planeta-Maroccoli-sa
Maroccoli Syrah
Sicilia Menfi D.O.C.
100% Syrah
Alastro-senza-annata
Alastro
Menfi D.O.C.
80% Grecanico, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Plumbago
Plumbago
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Nero d’Avola
Terebinto-menfi-doc
Terebinto
Menfi D.O.C.
100% Grillo
La Segreta Il Bianco sa
La Segreta Il Bianco
Sicilia D.O.C.
50% Grecanico 30% Chardonnay 10% Viognier 10% Fiano
La Segreta Il Rosso
La Segreta Il Rosso
Sicilia D.O.C.
50% Nero d’Avola 25% Merlot 20% Syrah 5% Cabernet Franc
Rosè 2016_sa
Rosé
Sicilia D.O.C.
50% Nero d’Avola 50% Syrah

vittoria

Dorilli
Dorilli
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico D.O.C.G.
70% Nero d’Avola 30% Frappato
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G.
60% Nero d’Avola 40% Frappato
Frappato
Frappato
Vittoria D.O.C.
100% Frappato

noto

santa-cecilia-senza-annata
Santa Cecilia
Noto D.O.C.
100% Nero d’Avola
Planeta-Allemanda-sa
Allemanda
Sicilia Noto D.O.C.
100% Moscato Bianco
13 luglio 2016
Passito di Noto
Sicilia Noto D.O.C.
100% Moscato Bianco
Planeta-Controdanza-sa
Controdanza
Noto D.O.C.
85% Nero d’Avola, 15% Merlot

etna

Eruzione-1614-Pinot-Nero-sa
Eruzione 1614 Pinot Nero
Terre Siciliane I.G.T.
100% Pinot Nero
Eruzione-1614-Carricante
Eruzione 1614 Carricante
Sicilia D.O.C.
90% Carricante 10% Riesling
Planeta Eruzione_ Riesling
Eruzione 1614 Riesling
Terre Siciliane I.G.T.
100% Riesling
Eruzione-1614-Nerello-Mascalese
Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese
Sicilia D.O.C.
91% Nerello Mascalese, 9% Nerello Cappuccio
Planeta-Brut-Metodo-Classico
Brut Metodo Classico
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Carricante
Etna-Bianco
Etna Bianco
Etna D.O.C.
100% Carricante
Etna-Rosso
Etna Rosso
Etna D.O.C.
100% Nerello Mascalese

capo-milazzo

Planeta - Mamertino 2015 sa
Mamertino
Mamertino D.O.C.
60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Nocera
Nocera
Nocera
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Nocera

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