Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosato 2022

Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosato 2022

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For more than twenty years, Frank Cornelissen has been seeking perfection on Mount Etna. In 2001 he left his career as a wine broker in his native Belgium, armed with a deep understanding of the world’s finest wines and a determination to pursue quality and authenticity in his own winemaking. Now, thanks to that ongoing search for excellence and an endless willingness to keep trying new things, he produces a truly unique range of wines that are, for many, the best on the island.

Frank's vineyards are full of old vines and native grape varieties, and he knows every detail of them. He strives to work in harmony with nature to grow the best fruit possible, farming organically with some biodynamic practices. In the winery, his approach continues to evolve, and having previously refused to filter or use sulphur he now does both, albeit in a characteristically thoughtful, meticulously trialled fashion. If these adjustments annoy some of the more dogmatic natural wine enthusiasts who would like him to be their champion, that seems unlikely to bother Frank. His focus is firmly on excellence, and the result is wines that maintain their freshness and energy consistently over time. After more than twenty years, they are still getting better with each vintage.

Each year we look forward to the new release of Frank’s Susucaru wines. These are his entry-level bottlings, made to be approachable and delicious right from release. Susucaru Rosato is a complex blend of both red and white grape varieties - Malvasia, Moscadella, Cattaratto and Nerello Mascalese. Like the red, fermentation is with wild yeasts in neutral vessels, and the wine is lightly filtered before bottling. Small amounts of sulphur are used where necessary to preserve freshness. Inspired by the pale red wines of the Jura, this is both a delicious, strawberry-scented summer rosé and an impressively balanced, sophisticated wine with fine tannins and great freshness. A supremely drinkable, category-defying rosé.

Type Rosé
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Producer Frank Cornelissen
Vintage 2022
Grape Varieties Malvasia, Moscadella, Cattaratto, Nerello Mascalese
Farming Organic
Bottle Size 75 cL

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