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2019 Planeta Italian White "Eruzione 1614 Carricante"

Planeta 2019 Eruzione 1614 Carricante

Winery: Planeta

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Eruzione 1614 Carricante"

Wine Category: Italian White

Grape blend: 90% Carricante & 10% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sicily

State or country: Italy

Price: $35

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: May 24, 2023

Wine Review: This golden yellow colored Carricante from Planeta is very good! It opens with a yellow grapefruit, lemon verbena and green apple bouquet with hints of white tea and green olive. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel nicely balanced, smooth, and creamy. The flavor profile a very complex and tasty Anjou pear and white tea blend with notes of lemon verbena and gentle honey. I also detected some hints of salinity, dusty ash, and faint pineapple. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Carricante is very food friendly and would pair well with broiled halibut. You can also enjoy it chilled on the porch on a warm summer day. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A very faint golden color does not anticipate the explosion of aromas and the aromatic load of white flowers and fruits which magically transport the drinker to the slopes of the volcano. On the palate the wine also succeeds in combining softness and boldness of taste with a drinkability rich with the authentic fruitiness of lemon peel and green apple, linked to a fascinating minerality which prolongs the finish. An extraordinary companion to fish-based dishes of a certain oiliness and thus ideal for any gastronomic hopes entertained beside the sea.

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