The Cantina di Custoza (Custoza Winery) was founded in 1968 by 83 winegrowers and today has 227 members who contribute grapes from over 1000 hectares of south-facing vineyards located on the hills and foothills south and southwest of Lake Garda. The terrains are glacial moraines composed primarily of limestone, gravel and sand. The commitment to research, profound knowledge of the dynamics involved in cultivation in the vineyards and the vinification process, professional skills and passionate enthusiasm have been – and are still today – the driving forces behind the Cantina di Custoza’s determination to remain at the leading edge in terms of constant experimentation and renewal while nonetheless maintaining tradition, and a love for the territory and its colourful history. The Cantina di Custoza is a well-established winery with a tradition dating back over forty years and is something of a flagship within the Veronese wine-growing tradition both nationally and internationally. Its 1000 hectares of vineyards are the cradle and nurturing ground for the production of quality wines that embody the characteristics of the land and the natural environment from whence they come. In recognition of the high quality of its products, the Cantina di Custoza has won numerous prizes and awards from some of the most important national and international wine competitions. These successes that have resulted from the winery’s consolidated experience, and mark out the company’s history: a history built on respect for tradition and an impassioned commitment to winemaking.
Custodia has an intense ruby red color with violet reflections. The wine is produced according to the same principles used when making Amarone. A very powerful and intoxicating aroma. The mature grapes gives a very full-bodied taste with a wonderful aftertaste of cinnamon and vanilla with hints of leather and tobacco on the finish.