Frank Cornelissen, Susucaru Rosato 2022Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Malvasia, Moscadella, Cattaratto, and Nerello Mascalese
Like many before him, Frank Cornelissen fell in love with wine in a romantic fashion. After getting his hands on the coveted DRC, he was naturally committed. After tasting and talking with others in the industry for about 20 years, he began to question the side of wine in a philosophical way. His quest led him to Sicily, where he began to farm in the northern slopes of Mt. Etna, the active volcano. He began to make wine of culture with an approach natural in character. His vines are unlike others in the area as they aren’t planted to high density; instead he has interplanted several forms of vegetation, including fruit trees and buckwheat, allowing the vines to thrive in a polycultural way. The expanse of his love for Etna is reflected in his estate wines, the single vineyard wines, and olive oils. The wines are extremely difficult to come by as they’re allocated; everyone wants these!
Using mostly white varieties as well as the trademark Nerello Mascalese of Etna, this is an aromatic rose, or a light red, whatever you prefer to call this one. Akin to the light reds of Jura, and rather food friendly, Susucaru rosato has a similar vein of intrigue as the other Cornelissen counterparts.