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!