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i Custodi Etna Rosso "Aetneus" 2010

i Custodi Etna Rosso "Aetneus" 2010


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Type: Red Wine | Country: Italy | Region: Sicily | Varietal: Nerello Mascalese | Vintage: 2010
VARIETALS: Nerello Mascalese (80%), Nerello Cappuccio (10%), Alicante (10%)LOCATION OF VINEYARDS: Castiglione di Sicilia (Northern side of Mt. Etna)VINE TRAINING: bush (9.000 plants per hectare)AGE OF VINEYARD: Up to 150 yearsALTITUDE: 750 meters above sea levelEXPOSURE: TerracesTERRAIN: Sandy, volcanic, very rich in minerals, with subacid reaction.CLIMATE: Typical high-hill climate, considerable temperature changes between day and night.RIPENING: After the middle of October with manual harvest.VINIFICATION: The grapes are harvest and selected, brought to the winery in shallow crates where they are crushed after destemming about 80% of the clusters. Maceration for 12 days in steel vats. Malolactic fermentation in small barrels.MATURATION: In used and semi-used barriques for at least 24 months