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I Custodi - Ante Etna Bianco 2017 - 750ml

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I Custodi - Ante Etna Bianco 2017 - 750ml

I Custodi - Ante Etna Bianco 2017 - 750ml

HK$325 each

Total: HK$325


Ante is the son of the Volcano, from which it receives its minerality and its backbone of crisp acidity supporting intriguing citrus notes and complex hints of spices: all the shades of Mt. Etna’s native white varietals.

Tasting notes:

Eye: greenish straw yellow.
Nose: fruity with hints of aniseed.
Palate: dry, harmonic, good structure, rightly acid, great freshness, with a nice salty aftertaste.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Ancient legends, accounts of travellers and naturalists, works of art, poems and tales are witnesses to the Etnean viticulture since earliest times. Here, the peculiar microclimate and the vulcano’s fertile soil provide an ideal ambientation for the vine. Since the age of the Sicels, three millennia ago, vines and wine have always been in the centre of people’s life on Mt. Etna. And from the dawn of history to the 20th century, the gestures and manners of the vintners haven’t changed much. The wine presses that were in use up to a few years ago look the same as those described by Cato in 160 BCE.

The vines have been bush-trained (what we call the alberello, little tree) for 30 centuries, and everywhere we still see the quincunx planting pattern every vine is equidistant from any other one surrounding it that was dear to the Greeks and Romans.