Frank Cornelissen (5 L) 2017 Susucaru Rosso, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Frank Cornelissen (5 L) 2017 Susucaru Rosso, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Item Number: 13186

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 85% Nerello Mascalese / Nerello Capuccio / Minella Nera / Allicante Bouschet / Minella Bianco
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 5 L
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic

Susucaru Rosso (fka Contadino) is Frank’s field blend of mostly Nerello Mascalese (85%) with other local varieties from all of his old vine vineyards: Nerello Capuccio, Allicante Boushet, Minella Nera, and Minella Bianco. This wine is fragrant and structured with personality.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are destemmed and lightly crushed before a 60-day skin fermentation with indigenous in neutral epoxy tanks. Wine was not fined. It was filtered before bottling with cartridges of 3 micron. Sulfur values between vintages can vary from 5 to 30 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.

Tasting Notes: 2017 is a more lush wine than past vintages. There is a fabulous, fragrant, floral nose with hints of cherry. On the palate, Susucaru Rosso is clean and fresh, with notes of berries, including strawberry.