I Custodi delle Vigne dell'Etna, Pistus Etna Rosso 2013
Producer: I Custodi delle vigne dell'Etna
Region: Sicily, Italy
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio
Vinification: Fermentation in steel tank + aging in large old barrels. Unfiltered
Vegan? : Yes
From I custodi delle Vigne dell'Etna (Translates in " the Etna's vine keepers") this is a blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio (both local grapes) from a plot at 700m above sea level on the northern side of the Etna. The name of the cuvee, Pistus, translates in "Pigiare" (to Press) and is a tribute to the history of this unique Terroir and the traditional wine the local farmers would make for themselves and their families.
It's fresh, crunchy and medium bodied. A wine of great character with hints of smoky volcanic ash and wet earth amongst coffee bean, cacao and red fruis.