Alta Mora wines are made from grapes from the steep slopes of Mt. Etna in Sicily, the largest active volcano in Europe. Alta Mora means "tall and black," which describes the black volcanic soil of the vineyards that are at an elevation of nearly 11,000 feet. A new project from the Cusumano family, Alta Mora wines are a break-through, offering light-bodied wines that are food-friendly and ageable with beautiful fruit.
This light straw colored wine has fresh and fruity aromas of pears and lemons. The texture is full, crisp and clean with a touch of minerality, reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc.
Ruby red in color, this wine has spicy pepper aromas with notes of black currant and mountain herbs. The texture is vibrant with soft, supple tannins, reminiscent of a great Pinot Noir.
The grapes for this wine come from 80-year-old Sicilian vines that grow 4,000 feet above sea level. Similar to Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo, it has deep, heady aromas of bright red berries underscored by spicy licorice notes. The palate is full and round, displaying flavors of cherry, raspberry and dried herb that lead to a persistent finish.
The nose on this ruby-colored wine opens with scents of spicy ripe red fruits. On the palate, flavors of red cherry, spiced plum and wild strawberry mingle with floral notes to create an elegant and vibrant wine, similar to Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo.