elegant, harmonic, pleasant tannins, good acid persistance.
|Winery||I Custodi delle vigne dell’Etna|
|Varietal(s)||Nerello Mascalese (80%), Nerello Cappuccio|
Tasting - Eye: red with bright ruby glares.
Nose: fresh, fruit, floral.
The grapes are harvest and selected, brought to the winery in shallow crates, where the whole clusters are soft-crushed. Maceration for about a week in concrete vats.
Age of vineyard: 10 years. Altitude: 650m asl
Terroir: Sandy, volcanic, very rich in minerals, with subacid reaction.
Maturation: In concrete vats for about 9months.
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.