Frank Cornelissen (5 L) 2018 Susucaru Rosso (fka Contadino), Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Frank Cornelissen (5 L) 2018 Susucaru Rosso (fka Contadino), Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Item Number: 14077

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 85% Nerello Mascalese / 15% Nerello Capuccio, Minella Nera, Allicante Bouschet, and Minella Bianco
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 5 L
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
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 wild yeast in neutral epoxy tanks (2,500-7,000 liters). Wine is not fined. It is filtered before bottling with cartridges of 3-5 micron. Sulfite additions can vary from 0 to 30 mg/l. added depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.