Alta Mora Guardiola Etna Rosso 2016 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Alta Mora Guardiola Etna Rosso 2016 750ml
SKU: 11154

Alta Mora Guardiola Etna Rosso 2016

  • v94+
  • wa94
  • we93
  • ws92

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Sicily, Etna
Brand Alta Mora
Alcohol/vol 14%
Soft mouth of remarkable structure with fine tannins and persistence. Perfect with salami and all sorts of pasta dishes.
  • v94+

Good full bright red. Captivating aromas of red cherry, raspberry, quinine, powdered rocks and violet. Big, dense and mineral with no easy sweetness to the rich ripe but refined red fruit and stony flavors. Finishes extremely long and with a multifaceted personality, but this young, still brooding wine needs time.

Ian D'Agata, August 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa94

Alta Mora reveals its high-value cards with this wine. The 2016 Etna Rosso Guardiola is a carefully manicured wine from an excellent growing site and a classic vintage. It has benefited from long bottle age (following 18 months in large oak casks), and that extra time in glass has proven fundamental for the balance and fruit integrity displayed here. It shows dried cherry and redcurrant with dusty tannins and lasting notes of campfire ash. The mouthfeel ends on a dry note. Ultimately, the palate feels more mature than the bouquet does. Alta Mora farms three hectares in Contrada Guardiola with ancient alberello (or bush-trained) pre-phylloxera vines. Production is limited to 4,000 bottles.

Monica Larner, June 30, 2022
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

Aromas of fragrant purple flower, underbrush, Mediterranean scrub and fragrant spice shape the nose. Focused and elegantly structured, the vibrant palate features ripe black cherry, raspberry, licorice and a hint of saline alongside tightly wound, fine-grained tannins that grip the close. Drink 2022-2028.

Kerin O'Keefe, December 31, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

An appealing note of ripe black raspberry is pure and lightly juicy, leading the way in this grippy, mineral-driven red. It's layered with accents of licorice snap, sage, orange peel and a smoky tang of hot iron. Quite elegant through the the finish, where the dense tannins hold sway for now, recommending short-term cellaring or decanting. Best from 2023 through 2028. 225 cases made, 50 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, 2021

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