Frank Cornelissen - 2018 Susucaru Rosso
"A field-blend of mostly Nerello Mascalese (85%) with other local varietals from our old vine vineyards: Nerello Capuccio, Allicante Boushet, Minella Nera, Uva Francesa and Minella Bianco. A wine with high drinkability combining body and character of Etna: elegance, structure, fragrance and personality. Organic wine certification." – Azienda Agricola Frank Cornelissen
Frank Cornelissen’s estate consists of 5.5ha on the north slopes of Mount Etna. 2.5ha are ungrafted vines grown in the classic free-standing alberello system, while the rest is given over to olive trees, fruit trees and bush. No monoculture here! Yields are tiny, averaging 300g per vine. Frank's viticultural approach is extreme, avoiding any spraying – including the sulphur and copper remedies used by organic and biodynamic growers. No additions are EVER made to the wines. These are some of the most fascinating vinos coming out of Italy, revealing what's possible when man takes an intelligent step backwards and lets the ‘terra’ do the talking.
Varietal Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Capuccio, Allicante Boushet, Minella Nera, Uva Francesa, Minella Bianco || Region Etna, Italy || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750ml