Wine I Custodi, "Aetneus", Etna Rosso DOC, 2007
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The wine has a dark garnet color with crimson trim around the edge.
In a complex but harmonious taste wine with good acidity and velvety tannins dominate muted tones of ripe cherry and black fruit combined with hints of leather, tobacco and spices.
Elegant bouquet of wine presented a wonderful combination of flavors of red and black fruit with hints of southern spices.
The rich taste of the wine will be a good addition to stews, roasts and game, and is perfect for fondue and truffles.
Original wine "Bricco Ambrogio" is called the vineyard of the same name, which has south-western exposure and is located at an altitude of 250-280 meters above sea level in the vicinity of the village almost unknown Roddy in Barolo. Nebbiolo grape vines planted mainly on marl soils and are aged between 10 and 40 years. Skawina family purchased the vineyard at the beginning of the new century, and in 2002 released the first "Bricco Ambrogio." For this wine ripe berries collected in the first ten days of October. Maceration and fermentation process takes place at a constant temperature rotary stainless steel bioreactors. The wine is then placed for 12 months in barriques of French oak for further fermentation and aging, and at the end of this process the wine is poured into a barrel type Tonneaux, where it provides a year. The last stage of exposure takes the next 12 months and takes place in the bottles stored in the cellar.
Family winery Paolo Skawina belongs to the best not only in Piedmont, but also in Italy. The history of the winery begins in 1921, when Paolo Skawina inherited from his father the vineyards bought them before, and created the basis for the production of high quality wines. The most successful businesses began to develop under the control of the current owner - energetic Enrico Skawina (son Paolo). This man, who selflessly in love with his native land, has made great efforts to improve the quality of native Italian grape varieties - namely, growing in Piedmont. Most often, for the production of wine in the economy used varieties Nebbiolo and Barolo. Perfection table wines produced by Paolo Scavino, the manufacturer brought worldwide fame and made a national treasure. The plant is located in Castiglione Falletto, one of the eleven communes of Barolo in the territory of the hilly Langhe region.
Scavino family owns six Grand Cru in the village of Castiglione Faletti, Barolo, La Morra, Roddy, Verdun and Serralunga, which have different characteristics, and it enables you to create unique terroir wines of exceptional quality. Enrico Skawina most of the attention paid vineyards, as it believes that the quality of table wine is born in the vine. His greatest passion is great Barolo wine, they ascended to new heights. Enrico was able to create an international style of wine with unique organoleptic characteristics are greatly appreciated worldwide critics. Today producer Paolo Scavino has the title of "Star Gambero Rosso", as in the past 16 years, 14 of its wines have received the highest rating guide "Gambero Rosso" - "Three glasses". Love of beauty innovator Enrico Skawina to winemaking share his wife Anna Maria and daughter Enrica (marketing) and Eliza (winemaker), who throughout his help.
In the vineyards used organic methods without chemicals, using help of mules, and the harvest is carried out manually. The process of growing grapes takes place in accordance with the ancient canons of the association I Vigneri. This guild was founded in 1435 in Catania. Respect for the land, to nature, the cultivation of authentic grape varieties and preservation of the environment - the main purpose of wine-growers association.
The company's products and Custodi fully discloses the nature and potential of the terroir. Each bottle of wine decorated with a symbol I Vigneri and the year of its foundation.