Alta Mora

High-altitude volcano wines from the varied contrade of Mount Etna

It has been a lifelong dream for Diego and Alberto Cusumano to build a winery amongst the high, black, fertile soils of the largest active volcano in Europe, Mt. Etna. After years of searching, in April 2013 a unique opportunity arose to acquire the first three contrade on the northern slopes. They named the project Alta Mora, translating as ‘high, black’ to represent the unique terroir.

Beginning with the reconstruction of the traditional dry stone walls of the terraces of Guardiola, one of Etna’s most coveted vineyard sites (at between 800 and 1000m above sea level), Alta Mora now boasts has parcels in the varied contrade of Feudo di Mexxo, Pietramarina, Solicchiata and Verzella, where the modern winery is now situated. All Alta Mora wines are estate-grown, hand- harvested and certified by SOStain, Sicily’s sustainable viticulture program.

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Etna Bianco DOC

Sicily, Italy

Etna Rosso DOC

Nero Mascalese
Sicily, Italy

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