Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2018

Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2018

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Varietal
Carricante
Region
Italy
Alcohol
12.5%

Overview

Alta Mora is a winery from the Cusumano family where 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 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 11,000 feet high and vineyards are planted up to 4,000 feet.

Aging

Six months in bottle pre-release

Fermentation

Light pneumatic pressing, cold decanting followed by fermentation at 18°-20°C in stainless steel containers. The wine stays on it’s fine lees for 4 months in tank followed by successive gentle fining.

Tasting Notes

Style

Rich, Spicy

Flavor

Mineral, Herbs, Fruit

Aroma

Deep aromas of ripe apple, white flowers, lemon icing and ginger.

Taste

Spicy and rich, finishes long with nuances of minty herbs at the back.

Wine Ratings

93

Wine Advocate

92

Jeb Dunnick

92

James Suckling