I Custodi delle vigne dell’Etna

I Custodi are the keepers, the guardians of Mt. Etna’s vineyards.

To guard means to preserve the land, to maintain the traditions and to respect the people. From these values and from the love for a beautiful land, where the vine was brought by man more than two millennia ago, spring the wines of I Custodi, the result of the generosity and the minerality of the warm volcanic soil, the cold of the Muntagna and the sun of Sicily. 

Healthy vines of all ages, growing densely on ancient dry stone terraces, supported by their stake in chestnut wood, are cultivated in harmony with the environment that surrounds them - only by manual labor and with the help of Ciccio the mule - by I Vigneri, skilfull Etnean winegrowers. Winegrowing as it has always been on Mt. Etna for centuries, without synthetic chemicals, in respect of the people, the landscape and the nature. 

Website

www.icustodi.it

Address

Contrada Moganazzi Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) ITALY

Country

Italy

Region

Sicilia

Appellation

Etna


Wines from this Winery


I Custodi delle vigne dell’Etna Pistus Etna Rosso DOC

elegant, harmonic, pleasant tannins, good acid persistance.  

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¥3,000
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I Custodi delle vigne dell’Etna Ante Etna Bianco DOC

Greenish straw yellow. Nose: fruity with hints of aniseed. Palate: dry, harmonic, good structure, rightly acid.

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¥4,500
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I Custodi delle vigne dell’Etna Ante Etna Bianco DOC

Greenish straw yellow. Nose: fruity with hints of aniseed. Palate: dry, harmonic, good structure, rightly acid.

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I Custodi delle vigne dell’Etna Aetneus Etna Rosso DOC

Age of vineyard: Up to 150 years / Altitude: 750 m amsl Terroir: Sandy, volcanic, very rich in minerals, with subacid reaction. Vinification: The grapes are harvested manually, selected and brought to the winery in shallow crates, where they are crushed after destemming about 80% of the clusters. Maceration for 12 days in steel vats. Malolactic fermentation in small barrels. Maturation: In used and semi-used barriques for at least 24 months. Tasting notes: Eye: ruby red. Nose: ethereal, intense, hints of ripe fruit and tobacco. Palate: elegant, harmonic, considerably long aftertaste, rightly tannic.  

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¥5,000
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