Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018
The Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018 is a classic Italian red wine made from Nerello Mascalese cultivated in the Val di Noto appellation, located in Sicily’s south eastern corner. This Sicilian red is medium-bodied with great structure and ample tannins. With its silky texture, subtle flavors of cherry and green pepper, and its long finish, this is an exemplary example of a traditional Italian red.
The Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018 is part of the historic Eruzione range created by the Planeta family in 2006. This particular wine is a tribute to the 1614 eruption of Mt. Etna as it is produced from a single hectare of vineyards located at 700m of altitude on the northern slopes of the volcano.
The Planeta Estate was founded by four siblings (Francesca, Santi, Alessio and Eugenio) in 1995 when they decided to combine their common passion for wine and combine their efforts in the creation of the Planeta Estate. They purchased the old Lucignano estate in Sambuca di Sicilia and began their mission to create classic wines with a focus on quality, innovation, and sustainability.
Where to Buy
The Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018 can be found at select wine shops, online retailers and through the Planeta Estate’s website.
The Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018 retails for around $35 per bottle.
The Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018 is a gracefully structured and uniquely flavorful Italian red that captures the essence of Sicily’s natural beauty. With its combination of subtle flavors, silky texture, and long finish, this is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a memorable and classic Italian red wine.
Pros & Cons
- Unique flavor combination
- Subtle silky texture
- Long finish
- Price is higher than average for the category
- Availability may be limited in some areas
Top Wine List
The Planeta Estate produces numerous wines. Some of their top wines include:
- Eruzione 1614 Bianco: A blend of Ansonica and Grecanico blancs, this white has acidity, minerality, and subtle white fruit flavors
- Uugei Bianco: A white blend of Carricante and Grecanico, this boasts bright fruit flavors and light body
- Uugei Rosso: This intense red is a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nero d’Avola and offers an array of concentrated red berry flavors
The Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018 is an excellent example of a classic Italian red. With its unique flavor profile and long finish, this red is bound to please any red wine lover. For those looking for an unforgettable and memorable experience, the Planeta Estate’s Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018 is a perfect choice.