Susucaru from Frank Cornelissen: Florian’s Wine of the Week
Actually, you don’t need to say much about Frank Cornelissen, one of the figureheads of the natural wine world (although he does not like to hear that, and prefers his wines to be described as “non intervention wines”).
Since 2000, Frank uncompromisingly produces his edgy wines on the northern slopes of Etna at altitudes ranging from 600 to 1000m, wines which have contributed to the reputation of Etna as the most dynamic winegrowing region in Italy and of Nerello Mascalese as one of the great Italian varieties.
It is difficult to point out one single wine, but his Susucaru – since vintage 2018 with the addendum Rosato, certainly is something really special. This juicy rosé made from a blend of Malvasia, Moscadella, Inzolia and Nerello Mascalese is definitely funky stuff, and can also be regarded as a light red, like a pale Jura wine. But to be honest, this wine doesn’t need comparisons! Or in the words of Rapper Action Bronson: “I been waiting for this Susucaru all my life.”And so did we…