Discovering Torre Mora: A hidden Gem in Etna, Sicily

By | 24 March 2024

One of the estates under the ownership of Piccini is Torre Mora, which boasts 13 hectares of vineyards situated at altitudes ranging from 600 to 700 meters. Since 2015, the estate has been using organic farming practices, which were certified in 2018.

Torre Morra Chiuse Sparkling 2018

This wine was made using traditional methods with zero dosage and was disgorged in March 2023. It’s 100% Nerello Mascalese stored in stainless steel and, afterwards, spent 44 months on lees. The taste is a complex yet lively mix of cherry and pear fruit, hints of warm herb and toast, with the presence of good acidity making the fruit taste prominent. It’s scored 91/100.

Torre Morra Scalunera Etna Bianco 2022

This wine is a stainless steel stored Carricante. It offers a fresh and lively taste with a nice focus on the flavors of pear and citrus fruit, with some nuances of white peach, making the fruit expression delightful. It also scores a 91/100.

Torre Morra Scalunera Etna Rosato 2022

This variant undergoes a three-hour skin contact in press, then is fermented and aged in stainless steel. It provides a fruity and bright flavor, courtesy of the pear and a touch of cherry. It’s primary and bears nice fruit while being textural. It’s scored 90/100.

Torre Morra Cauru Etna Rosso 2021
Juicy, fresh and bright with nice fruit and good structure. Shows cherry and raspberry fruit with good tannins and a sense of elegance. 93/100

Torre Morra Scalunera Etna Rosso 2020
This is matured in a mix of large oak casks and tonneaux. Nice weight with some structure to the vivid cherry and plum fruit. Shows nice grip. Plums, spice and a slight stony edge, demonstrating nice intensity. 94/100

Torre Mora Chiuse Vidalba Etna Rosso 2018
18 months ageing in barrique. Some oak on the nose with nuts and spice. Concentrated, powerful palate with herbs, spice and some oak, with good tannins. It’s tending to elegance but a bit oaky at the moment. 92/100

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