Frank Cornelissen (5 L) 2019 Susucaru Rosso, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Frank Cornelissen (5 L) 2019 Susucaru Rosso, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Item Number: 15421

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 85% Nerello Mascalese / 15% Nerello Capuccio, Minella, Allicante Bouschet and Uva Francesa
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 5 L
Pack: 1
Closure: Cork
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.