Frank Cornelissen, 'Pistemutta' Terre Siciliane Rosso

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Vintage: 2021

Varietals: Nerello Mascalese

Farming: Organic/Biodynamic 

Wild macerated mixed berries, cherries, plums, herbal, with black peppercorns and a bit of mineral and smoke. This edge-y, natural wine, cult phenom is exactly what you would expect from Frank Cornelissen if a bit lighter than his recent bottlings. There is a freshness and nervy acidity along with a slight prickle on the tongue that is reminiscent of fun homemade wines.

Vinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapes

Fermentation: starting with a “pied-de-cuve” keeping the must on the skins for 5 days

Aging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 2500 liters to 8000 liters

Fining: No

Filtering: Before bottling with PE cartridges of 5 micron

Sulphur: values can vary from 15 to 60 mg/l