I Custodi are the keepers, the guardians of Mt. Etna’s vineyards: to guard means to preserve the land, to maintain the traditions and to respect the people. From these values and from the love for a beautiful land, where the vine was brought by man more than two millennia ago, spring the wines of I Custodi, the result of the generosity and the minerality of the warm volcanic soil, the cold of the Muntagna and the sun of Sicily.
Healthy vines of all ages, growing densely on ancient dry stone terraces, supported by their stake in chestnut wood, are cultivated in harmony with the environment that surrounds them only by manual labor of I Vigneri, skilfull Etnean winegrowers. Winegrowing as it has always been on Mt. Etna for centuries, without synthetic chemicals, in respect of the people, the landscape and the nature.
Benchmark producer Salvo Foti oversees this I Custodi project and Aedes is a brand new entry into the lineup. This wine is meant to highlight the freshness and vigor of the young Carricante vines. Bursting with stone fruit and apple skin aromatics, the texture is Etna through and through with a lightly concentrated mid palate that finishes with a salty volcanic signature.