Frank Cornelissen (1.5 L) 2019 Susucaru Rosso, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)
Item Number: 15287
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 85% Nerello Mascalese / 15% Nerello Capuccio, Minella, Allicante Bouschet and Uva Francesa
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 13
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 30-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 5 micron. SO2 additions can vary from 15 to 50 mg/l, added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.