Aetneus Etna Rosso I Custodi, natural wine, organic wine, Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante, very old vines (some 150 years old), low yields, seriously structured and savoury red wine. The top Cuvee from I Custodi is a veritable ‘Vin de Garde’. Like Barolo or serious Brunello, this is a wine to keep and really not to touch for a good 10 years. The current cuvee is just starting to come into its own and show is style and smooth supple dark fruits, tobacco, dried herbs, spices and minerals. The savoury undertones of the wine are magnificent, outstanding with Roast Hog and Spuds, done over vine shoots of course. This vintage is a little funkier than usual with notes of Volatile Acidity on the nose, for the out and out natural wine lovers, this one, for those not familiar with the style, tread carefully.
|I Custodi Delle Vigne Dell'etna
|Nerello Capuccio, Nerello Mascalese
|Sandy, volcanic bedrock, very rich in minerals, acidic soils
|In used and semi-used barriques for at least 24 months, 12 months in bottle
|10 - 20,000 bottles
|20 years at least