Frank Cornelissen "Susucaru" Etna Rosato 2020 ONE PER CUSTOMER!

Frank Cornelissen "Susucaru" Etna Rosato 2020 ONE PER CUSTOMER!

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Varietal:  Malvasia, Moscadella, Catarratto, Nerello Mascalese

 

Region: Sicily

Grape: Malvasia, Moscadella, Catarratto, Nerello Mascalese

Vineyard Size: 19 hectares

Soil: volcanic

Average Age of Vines: 50 years

Farming: organic

Harvest: by hand

Winemaking: destemmed, gentle press, 10 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in epoxy tanks with indigenous yeasts

Aging: in epoxy tanks

Fining: none

Filtration: 1 micron polyethylene cartridges

Added S02: none

 

Frank Cornelissen is the owner of 19 hectares of vines rather high up on Mount Etna. Uniquely, he has been involved in wine his entire life. As the son of a wine broker in Belgium, he had the opportunity to be immersed in wine on a professional level from a very young age. Frank went on to produce his first wine in 2001 when he started with only 0.40 hectares of vines.

Frank is obsessive over details in an effort to make wines that truly express terroir with perspective. He is a meticulous vineyard worker and keeps an extremely clean and organized cellar. The evolution in his wines are intriguing as well. Earlier vintages were linear, angular, precise, and full of minerality. He has often said that in the early days his goal was to create liquid stone. His wines have softened with time now striking a balance between fruit and dynamic minerality.

 

While there are many important details in his winemaking method, the key is in the vineyards. Frank is not Sicilian, so choosing Mount Etna was deliberate. The main reason to choose the North Valley of Etna was for its incredible and unique diversity of volcanic soils that have an immutable voice. This in tandem with Etna’s primary varietal Nerello Mascalese, he believed he could make wines of great complexity and distiction. He has described Nerello Mascalese to be somewhere between Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo. Frank’s best wines have the dry and sharp tannins you find in great nebbiolo, but with the lusher fruits of Pinot Noir.

 

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