Aetneus Etna Red DOC



PRODUCER: I Custodi delle vigne dell’Etna

TYPE: Etna Rosso DOC

VARIETIES : Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio e Alicante

WINE SUB-REGION: Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) in the North side of Mount Etna.

This wine is closely tied to tradition and the terroir of the Etna territory. The very mineral taste reminiscent of lava and volcanic sands.


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Additional Information

Weight 1.20 kg

San screws of all ages, supported by their chestnut poles, densely populating (9000 plants per hectare) inaccessible terraces of lava stone dry, are grown in harmony with the environment that surrounds them - only by force of hands and the help of Ciccio the mule - as I Vigneri, skilled winemakers Etna. Natural, organic way, as for hundreds of years has always done Etna, no synthetic chemical products, with respect for people, the landscape and nature.

Denomination: DOC Red Etna
Grapes: Nerello Mascalese (80%), Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante
Production area: Castiglione of Sicily, the northern slope of Etna
Farming method: Sapling, 9,000 plants per hectare
Age of vines: Up to 150 years
Altitude: 750 m asl
Type of soil: sandy, volcanic, rich in minerals, to subacid reaction.
Winemaking: The grapes are harvested after the middle of October with careful selection and placed in shallow crates to be brought intact to the winery where they are de-stemmed (80%) and crushed. The maceration is prolonged for 12 days in special stainless steel tanks. After racking the wine is placed in small barrels where malolactic.
Aging: Over 24 months in used barriques.
Aging: At least 12 months in bottle.
Bottles: 19.000 0.75 l (2007 vintage)
Alcohol content: 14%

Color: ruby red.
Odour: ethereal, intense, ripe, fruit tobacco.
Taste: elegant, harmonic, remarkably persistent and tannic