Torre Mora Scalunera Rosso, Etna
Torre Mora is a boutique winery uniquely located on the Etna volcano, a black mountain looking at a blue shining sea. A blend of Nerello Mascalese 95%, and 5% Nerello Cappuccio which has been aged for 24 months in oak gives an intense deep ruby colour and complex, dark fruit, black cherry, plums, spice, coffee with austere, elegant, firm tannins
Exceptional red for grilled game meats or pasta with rich meat sauces. Excellent with spiced foods, or pair with hard cheese.
Net Volume: 75cl
Grape: Nerello Mascalese
The active but calm Mount Etna towers over the island on the east coast, spurting its red hot lava 24/7 and can be seen glowing at night. Other than producing a lot of tourism, Etna’s eruptions have provided the region with mineral rich soil that contributes to some of Italy’s best agriculture despite its arid climate.
Sicily’s cuisine has developed in partial isolation to the mainland, and so has a distinctive character. Street food is in abundance across the island, such as arancina, a deep-fried risotto ball filled with rich meat ragu (known to northern Italians as arancini). Sfincione is a light airy bread covered in tomato, olive oil, anchovies and onions – Sicily’s answer to pizza.
Sicilians pride themselves on their lemons, and they are arguably some of the best in the world. The sweet and very sour juice and rind can be used in lemon pastas or for the famous limoncello.