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2020 Planeta Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese"

Planeta 2020 Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese

Winery: Planeta

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 100% Nerello Mascalese

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sicily

State or country: Italy

Price: $49

Cases produced: 1,666

KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: June 16, 2024

Wine Review: This dark red colored Nerello Mascalese opens with a black cherry and oak bouquet with notes of moist pipe tobacco and wet stone. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a stony minerality and strawberry blend with notes of red cherry and oolong tea. I also detected hints of cranberry and saline. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins are very nicely extended. This Nerello would pair well with a grilled hanger steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine draws its tasting strength and extraordinary aromas of incense of medicinal herbs, hibiscus, and wild fennel from the lava sands. The wine is luminous and lyrical, describing without filters the character and refinement of the great mountain red wines, though at latitudes near Africa. Tannins of compact density are drawn with elegance. The sweetness and generosity of wild fruit and currants mingles with aromas of incense and beeswax, a faint almost salty flavor invites a further sip. The character of this wine allows the most courageous pairings with dishes of similar distinction. Try it with game, truffles, cheeses and salumi.

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