I Custodi delle Vigne dell'Etna, Pistus Etna Rosso 2013

I Custodi delle Vigne dell'Etna, Pistus Etna Rosso 2013

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Producer: I Custodi delle vigne dell'Etna

Region: Sicily, Italy

Vintage: 2013

Grapes: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio 

Style: Red

Body: Medium

ABV: 12.5%

Vinification: Fermentation in steel tank + aging in large old barrels. Unfiltered

Farming: Organic

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.