Susucaru Rosso 2019 — Red Blend
A Wine That
takes you on a virtual exhibition of Frank's wines; it's the perfect intro cuvée to eco-conscious farming and natural winemaking on Mount Etna, Sicily's volcano. Dense, inky, but with an abundance of fruit, this is our staple winter red. Time to get cosy and make some stew.
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- Winemaker: Frank Cornelissen
Where and How?
This is a field blend of mostly Nerello Mascalese, with some sprinklings of other grape varieties found on Mount Etna in Sicily.
The grapes were destemmed and underwent a very long maceration period of 60 days, during which it fermented naturally. It was aged in neutral tanks and lightly filtered before bottling.
Belgian-born Frank was so shocked by a blind tasting of an Etna wine, which he was convinced was fine Piemonte, that he uprooted his life and moved to live on the volcano in 1999. His bottles have been championed for two decades in the natural wine scene, but Frank’s quest isn't about making a certain style. His ultimate goal is to allow his vineyards to best express themselves in a bottle of wine, and over the years his personal winemaking path has meandered to bring him to where he is today, and it will continue to meander for the rest of his life.
For him, making wine is an evolutionary experience. He is not afraid to say what he thinks; he is always brutally honest; with others, too, but with none so much as with himself. This means that any winemaking philosophy he may have at a given moment in time will happily be shoved out of the window in the name of quality. He is a man on a one-way street to facilitate purity.