ALTA MORA: ETNA ROSSO DOC
Alta Mora is a new winery from the Cusumano family. These grapes are grown and harvested on the slopes of the active volcano, Mt. Etna, in Sicily. It has been a lifelong dream for the Cusumano brothers to build a winery among these black, fertile and dynamic soils. The name Alta Mora translates to Tall, Black representing the great heights of the vineyards on the mountain and the dark, black volcanic soil. The volcano itself is nearly 11,000ft high and vineyards are planted up to 4,000ft high. Alta Mora Etna Rosso is 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes - which are indigenous to Sicily and the predominant red grape of Mt. Etna. Many wine enthusiasts compare this wine to a Nebbiolo or Pinot Noir. The deeply colored, thick-skinned grapes contribute gritty tannins and vibrant acidity.
APPELLATION: Mt. Etna, DOC
VARIETALS: 100% Nerello Mascalese
COLOR: Ruby red.
PROFILE: Spicy pepper aromas with black currant and hints of mountain herbs. Vibrant and velvety with soft tannins.
VINIFICATION: Maceration at 28°C for 15 days, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and successive fining in barrels of 2,000 liters.
Mt. Etna DOC has the highest altitude vineyards in Europe harnessing the volcano and sunlight energy, the cool climate in Sicily, and ungrafted, Pre-phylloxera vines.
Late November harvest wines are slowly matured, light-bodied, and have great acidity.
Alta Mora is family-owned and will be 100% estate grown with the 2014 vintage.
Produces regal, complex and age worthy wines with a unique taste profile, small production, and high quality.
Wines are not too over powering or under whelming. Both Rosso and Bianco team up perfectly with seafood dishes!
The Cusumano family is meticulous about the grape growing, winemaking and operations, ensuring high quality vintage over vintage.
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