Planeta Euuzione 1614 Carricante 2017
Aromas of smoke, citrus, apricot and Mediterranean brush shape the enticing nose. Vibrant and savory, the linear, succulent palate delivers Meyer lemon, saline, crushed stone, yellow apple and grilled herbs alongside tangy acidity that leaves a juicy finish.
This is a blend of 90% Carricante that has been enhanced with 10% Riesling. It is amazing how much range, dimension, depth and overall definition that small percentage of Riesling brings to the table. These two grapes find remarkable harmony in the 2017 Sicilia Carricante Eruzione 1614. The clarity and precise nature of those linear and almost-salty mineral notes found in Carricante are embellished and reinforced by subtle tones of petrol, ginger and beeswax that come from the Riesling. Together, these grapes make for beautiful and impactful aromatic intensity. Some 60,000 bottles were produced.
Pale straw yellow. Refined aromas of lime, lemongrass and minerals, plus a gentle white flower quality. Displays a steely, focused character that is rounded out by ripe acidity that nicely fleshes out citrus and green apple flavors. The long finish reveals no excess weight and a subtle anise quality. Impressively pure and energetic, with delightful finishing lift.