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2019 Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosato

Sicily, Italy

Funky, volcanic Rosato from iconic Sicilian natural producer Frank Cornelissen

$60.00

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About

About The Wine

A natty rose that drinks more like a light red with a hint of spritz and a lot of funky character. Ten days on skins is not normal for rose production!

Made from several varieties, the most famous being Malvasia and Nerello Mascalese. Way closer to trousseau from Jura than a pale provencal rose... Extremely rare (we have bottles, not cases)

The name Susucaru comes from a Sicilian expression meaning “they stole it” which is what Frank’s crew shouted when they realized most of the grapes from their first vintage had vanished

About Frank Cornelissen

The Cornelissen estate was established in 2001, when Etna as a wine region was still relatively undiscovered. The vineyards are located on the northern slopes of the active volcano Etna, an area considered today to be Etna’s top spot for single-vineyard (contrada) red wines - the Sicilian version of the Cote de Nuits, or Barolo.

There are now 22 hectares of vines across a range of indigenous varieties, and everything is run homepathically, with little to no inputs in the viticulture or winemaking. A true cult producer!

Winemaker Frank Cornelissen
Winemaker Frank Cornelissen
Mt Etna, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our rosé is produced with the same philosophy and vinification techniques as all our other wines: skin contact for texture and territorial identity, malolactic fermentation fully finished for density, fluidity and stability. Not only a refreshing summer wine from a blend of Malvasia, Moscadella, Insolia and Nerello Mascalese, as this is a “rosé” which can also be regarded as a light red, like a “Jura” wine, pairing well with a wide variety of dishes.

Our farming philosophy is based on our acceptance of the fact that man will never be able to understand nature’s full complexity and interactions. We therefore choose to concentrate on observing and learning the movements of Mother Earth in her various energetic and cosmic passages and prefer to follow her indications as to what to do, instead of deciding and imposing ourselves. Consequently this has taken us to possibly avoiding all treatments on the land we cultivate, wether homeopathic, organic or biodynamic.

Blend : Malvasia, Moscadella, Insolia and Nerello Mascalese
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Frank Cornelissen in the vineyard
Frank Cornelissen in the vineyard
Mt Etna, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

A sappy, herbal light red that will appeal to friends-of-funk, and of the sine qua non of artisanal natural winemaking. - Different Drop

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