Alta Mora 2016 – Etna, Italy

Cherries, violets and other florals on the nose – strawberries and cocoa.  Sharp acid and red berries on the front palate.  The acid stays, but the berries melt into leather and vanilla notes on the back end.  Tight tannins on the back end bring up the rear, with more floral echoes at the finish.  More punch on a lighter bodied red.  This stood up nicely to steak and the acid and light body would ride along nicely with just about anything fished out of the sea you care to toss on the grill.  Versatility at its finest.

  • Rating: Impressive
  • Name: Alta Mora 2016
  • Winery: Cusumano S.R.L. Societa Agricola
  • Region: Etna
  • Country: Italy
  • Varietals: Nerello Mascalese and Cappuccio
  • Price: $30
  • Where to Buy: wine.com

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