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Evidenced panoramically from Planeta's Sciaranuova Winery on the north slope of Sicily's Mt. Etna are the volcanic lava flows that have literally shaped this mountain. The legendary eruption of 1614 was the longest ever recorded, lasting ten years. These flows halted where the Planeta Nerello Mascalese vineyards begin. Bright red, lacy elegance, the aromatic nuances and silky textures seem to defy the underlying components of scorched earth and a dark minerality infused with rose petals and dried cherries. This is a ripe, elegant Nerello Mascalese with a finish that flows on, powered by volcanic terroir. Drinking lovely now.