From: Sicily, Italy
Varietal: Nerello Mascalese
Tasting Notes: Spicy pepper aromas with black currant and hints of mountain herbs. Vibrant and intense with well-integrated tannins.
It has been a lifelong dream for the Cusumano brothers to build a winery among the black, fertile soils of Mt. Etna. In April 2013, after years of searching, there appeared a unique opportunity to acquire the first three contrade on the northern slopes of Etna. From there a continually evolving project began with the reconstruction of the traditional dry stone walls of the terraces of Guardiola – the contrada (district) whose stunning beauty nurtures the underlying motivation and inspiration and whose name is given to the entire project: ALTA MORA.
The name Alta Mora translates to “High, Black” representing the great heights and dark soils of Mt. Etna. The volcano itself is nearly 11,000ft high and vineyards are planted up to 4,000ft high! The Alta Mora project truly captures the essence of the Cusumano family. They believe in taking great risks to produce great, unique wines!
Alta Mora grapes are 100% estate-grown and hand-harvested. The Cusumano family treats each wine as an artisanal piece of art and strives for pristine results in every bottle. To do so, they consult with renowned oenologist, Mario Ronco, who is equally ambitious about innovation and meticulous about winemaking techniques.
92 Points -Jeb Dunnuck
92 Points -The Wine Advocate
92 Points -James Suckling
91 Points -Wine Spectator
90 Points -Wine Enthusiast
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