Planeta Sicilia Carricante ''Eruzione 1614'' 2017

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Planeta
  • Varietal: Other White Wines
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Sicily
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: E0333
Special Price $24.95 Regular Price $35.95
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SKU
E0333
Planeta Sicilia Carricante ''Eruzione 1614'' 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1

Tasting Notes: An explosion of aromas of ripe fruit and the aromatic content of white flowers which magically transport the taster to the slopes of Etna. The wine manages to combine softness and strength with a drinkable richness, with fruit flavours of lemon peel and green apple linked to an endearing mineral power which prolongs the finish. An extraordinary companion for dishes based on fish of a certain oiliness and thus ideal for any gastronomic experience encountered by the sea.

- Winery Notes

93+ pts Wine Advocate

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.

93 pts Wine Enthusiast

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.

93 pts James Suckling

Intense aromas of sliced lemons, spices and minerals. Full body. Dense palate. Focused and poised. Solid balance and energy. Drink now.

90 pts Vinous

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.