Denomination: Sicilia DOC
Grapes: 90% carricante, 10% riesling
Ideal consumption: 2020/2024
Serving temperature: 8/10 ° C
Moment to taste it: Dinner with friends
Pairings: Crustaceans, Fish main courses, Fish-based dishes of a certain fatness and in any case ideal for any gastronomic idea conceived by the sea.
Color: golden yellow with subtle greenish reflections.
On the nose: white flowers and ripe fruit open the way, and then give way to citrus tones, memories of aromatic herbs, and mineral nuances.
On the palate: it is warm and full-bodied, well balanced between softness and fragrance, long in persistence and supported by a pleasantly savory trail.
The Planeta family is one of the oldest Sicilian winemaking families now in the seventeenth generation and manages five wineries scattered throughout Sicily and produces wines from many DOC areas. While the current family focuses on innovation and modernity, it never deviates from the historical and traditional interpretation of wine. Their patient and meticulous work has always been directed to the past as much as to the future; on the one hand deeply linked to the oldest Sicilian winemaking traditions with its heritage of indigenous varieties, and on the other hand the interest in those international vines that are best suited to these territories, without neglecting the most vigorous and imaginative research on other varieties . Respect for the environment and the development of biodiversity are the watchwords of this company.
The history of Etna is dotted with historic eruptions that have shaped its shape. Legendary that of 1614, which lasted 10 years, the longest of all time, stopped right on the border of the Sciaranuova vineyards. A strongly evocative name for our Etna Cru; Carricante with a small addition of Riesling. Black soils at altitude give a fresh, savory and mineral style.
The particular terroir that characterizes these lands, owes its fertility and its mineral wealth, precisely to the proximity of Etna, which thanks to the abundant presence of ash caused by constant eruptions, is rich in skeleton. Known for their complexity and fertility, the soils in which the Planeta vineyards are located are known for the production of high quality wines, characterized by a fresh and mineral style.
Carricante, added with a small balance of riesling, represents one of the highest expressions belonging to the lands of the volcano of Sicily. Fresh, savory and mineral, but at the same time also fruity and wonderfully balanced.