When Mario Piccini stepped onto the Torre Mora estate in Sicily in 2016, he fell in love. His family has deep roots and 140 years of winemaking experience in Tuscany, and yet Sicily, specifically Mount Etna, filled him with excitement and inspiration. With some luck, he rented, renovated, and then purchased 15 hectares of the Torre Mora farm in Rovittello. The vineyards, farmed organically since 2016, lie between 600 to 750 meters above sea level on the northern slopes of Etna. The soil, loose, black volcanic ash, imbues these wines with character, while the winemaking objective is simply to transmit the terroir without obfuscation. Total production is about 5000 cases per year, and Skurnik is proud to represent these wines nationally in the United States.
Torre Mora became Certified Organic in 2018.