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2017 Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese

2017 Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese

95 Points Wine Enthusiast
2017 Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese
95 Points Wine Enthusiast

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A step up from the standard Etna, this varietal label is a lusher, richer-fruited expression of this complex grape and terroir. High in the volcanic 'black lands' of Sicily's Mt Etna, the local Nerello Mascalese ripens long and slow into beautifully plump and defined dark fruits, while capturing the subtle savoury and mineral background yielded by these distinctive soils. Silky yet layered and subtly complex, the 1614 is a serious delight.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nerello Mascalese

Its Origins

"Diego Planeta, along with Giacomo Rallo of Donnfugata and Lucio Tasca d’Almerita, is one of the three founding fathers of the “Sicilian wine renaissance” sparked 10 to 15 years ago. Cousins Francesca, Santi and Alessio Planeta hold the reigns to the estate today and have developed one of the most innovative and modern wine entities in Italy (they are among the most “liked” wineries on Facebook). The Planeta family boasts a gifted hand in marketing and their hard work has only helped to develop the “Sicily” brand within the many foreign markets they penetrate." Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

What The Critics Say

95/100 Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O'Keefe

"Delicious and loaded with finesse, this Nerello Mascalese delivers aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry, blackberry and star anise, while smoky flint adds depth. Lithe, elegant tannins provide the polished framework."

17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Julia Harding MW

"Nerello Mascalese. Gorgeous sweet cherry fruit. So fragrant it is almost floral but on the palate there is a lovely dry texture, stony, almost chalky in its elegance. Extremely pure but with a savoury quality that is decidedly mineral, long. Taut and juicy with a gentle chewiness on the finish. (JH)." Drink 2020 - 2027

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Sicily

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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