Alta Mora is a new winery from the Cusumano family. Grapes are grown and harvested on the slopes of the active volcano, Mt. Etna, in Sicily. This volcano is the largest active volcano in Europe and one of sixteen in the world said to pose a high risk to life and property. It has been a lifelong dream for the Cusumano brothers to build a winery among these black, fertile and dynamic soils. They believe in taking a great risk to produce great, unique wines. 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 – the tallest in Europe.
This light straw coloured wine has fresh and fruity aromas of pears and lemons. The texture is full, crisp and clean with a touchof minerality, reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc.
Perfectly paired with shrimp cerviche, creamy mushroom pasta or white fish.
Wine Enthusiast: 90/100 points. Wine & Spirits: 93/100 points. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91/100 points.