2007 I Custodi "Aetneus" Etna Rosso

SKU #1111796 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Part of the natural wine movement, this organically farmed blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante shows harmony and elegance. It shows some age too, with aromas of tar, licorice, cassis, prune and dark tobacco. It feels supersmooth and silky.  (3/2013)

James Halliday

 Smells so much riper than the Feudo Cavaliere from the same vintage - damson and plum fruit. Some undergrowth reveals the development in bottle. Rich with a tangy, spicy, long finish.  (11/2013)

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Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/4/2012 | Send Email
This is new for K&L from a winery that Chris Miller was told to visit on his trip to Sicily. The vines from the slopes of Etna are up to 250 years old. Dark black fruit fills the nose giving the impression that the wine will be powerful but an elegance comes through on the palate with layers of leather, orange peel, spice and of course the volcanic minerality. This is a very structured wine so it is best with dinner or a bit of cellaring. This is not to be missed.

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