Cusumano

Alta Mora Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese

8.9147 ratings
8.917 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Warm candied red fruit, Black cherries, butterscotch and berry caramel, even some cocoa. Pungent tart salty smokey aroma. Very nice palate... acid and tannins on point. Nice tannins that could help this age. Nice dusty chalky palate and finish.

Warm candied red fruit, Black cherries, butterscotch and berry caramel, even some cocoa. Pungent tart salty smokey aroma. Very nice palate... acid and tannins on point. Nice tannins that could help this age. Nice dusty chalky palate and finish.

Dec 30th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

A new winery from the Cusumano family. Name Alta Mora translates to “Tall, Black” representing heights of the vineyards on the mountain & the dark, black volcanic soil. Ruby with red fruit aromas and spicy pepper notes. On the palate flavors of tart strawberry & cherry with bit of earthy underbrush on vivid acidity. Medium tannins and finish ending with fruit and spice. Drink now.

A new winery from the Cusumano family. Name Alta Mora translates to “Tall, Black” representing heights of the vineyards on the mountain & the dark, black volcanic soil. Ruby with red fruit aromas and spicy pepper notes. On the palate flavors of tart strawberry & cherry with bit of earthy underbrush on vivid acidity. Medium tannins and finish ending with fruit and spice. Drink now.

Aug 15th, 2019
Andreas Wittberg

Smokey yet nimble on the nose. Silky and smooth texture with soft tannins, black currant and minerals on the end notes.

Smokey yet nimble on the nose. Silky and smooth texture with soft tannins, black currant and minerals on the end notes.

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2018
Kyle Harvey

Dried berry rocky jam

Dried berry rocky jam

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2016
Domenico Ferraro

Smoky and very rich full bodied , Sicily has the best wines hands down nahhhhmean cuz

Smoky and very rich full bodied , Sicily has the best wines hands down nahhhhmean cuz

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
markus gould

impressive sincere for such young vines!
dried berries, flowers, hints of christmas spices and leather. the day after beeswax perfume raised from nowwhere....
the new project of the cusumano brothers - there's something in the air!

nerello mascalese, 12.5% alcohol
first vintage

impressive sincere for such young vines!
dried berries, flowers, hints of christmas spices and leather. the day after beeswax perfume raised from nowwhere....
the new project of the cusumano brothers - there's something in the air!

nerello mascalese, 12.5% alcohol
first vintage

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2016
Winston Jones

Host OrganicWineReview, Assistant Buyer Savvy Cellar Wine Bar

9.1

If I'm dreaming don't wake me. Drinking wine in Sicily is pure enjoyment! Is it the star lit sky, the beautiful people, the quaint court yard, the rhythm of the evening or the wine? I'm held hostage, and I don't want to escape! The seamlessness in which the food interplays with the wine is beyond beautiful. Cherry, over ripe strawberry and mounds of good earth. But what gets me is the texture and acidity. Mount Etna has shown its uniqueness!As Burgundy prices skyrocket, I increasingly turn to Nerello Mascalase !

If I'm dreaming don't wake me. Drinking wine in Sicily is pure enjoyment! Is it the star lit sky, the beautiful people, the quaint court yard, the rhythm of the evening or the wine? I'm held hostage, and I don't want to escape! The seamlessness in which the food interplays with the wine is beyond beautiful. Cherry, over ripe strawberry and mounds of good earth. But what gets me is the texture and acidity. Mount Etna has shown its uniqueness!As Burgundy prices skyrocket, I increasingly turn to Nerello Mascalase !

Apr 30th, 2016
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.8

Pleasant earthy and soft nice nose try with appetizers of Sicily

Pleasant earthy and soft nice nose try with appetizers of Sicily

May 12th, 2015
Gabrielle Micheletti

Heated edges on this Alta Mora #etna #sicily #jamessuckling #miami

Heated edges on this Alta Mora #etna #sicily #jamessuckling #miami

Mar 22nd, 2017
Charmaine

Delicious. Dry. Fruit forward balanced.

Delicious. Dry. Fruit forward balanced.

Mar 20th, 2021