Vines for this wine are situated between 800 and 900 meters above sea level in the Mount Etna area of production. This is an active Stratovolcano and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 1614 refers to the longest lasting eruption on Etna. It is actually so high up, that the DOC does not allow it to be labelled as such. It is 90% Carricante and 10% Riesling. Soils here are black and the wine expresses loads of minerality. There is also a certain oiliness about this wine which make it an excellent pairing with oily fish and gastronomy inspired by the sea!