Cornelissen 'Susucaru' Rosso Terre Siciliane IGT 2018

Article number: Cornelissen Susucaru Rosso Terre Siciliane 18
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The son of a wine broker from Belgium, Frank Cornelissen has been immersed in wine his entire life. His family is not Sicilian, so choosing to settle in the North Valley of Mount Etna was a deliberate choice, based on the incredible diversity of volcanic soils of the region, and its potential to make wines of outstanding complexity and distinction. Frank was equally attracted by the nerello mascalese grape, Etna's primary varietal. He produced his first wine in 2001 when he started with only 0.4 hectares of vines, and remains obsessive over details in an effort to make wines that truly express terroir. Now farming roughly 19ha, Cornelissen is meticulous in the vineyard, working without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or any other chemicals. He occasionally uses biodynamic treatments, but doesn't follow the usual biodynamic calendars as he feels his vineyards have their own unique schedule! In the winery his work follows the same philosophy of using what nature provides him. There are no industrial yeasts, sulfites, or anything else added to the wines. All of the wines are fermented in small, neutral tanks and no wood is used in the cellar in order for all the wines to express their specific territory to the full extent. His 'Susucaru' rosso is a perennial favorite, as it's simply one of the most drinkable and terroir expressive wines we've ever encountered. Biodynamically grown, low-intervention, vegan.

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