Frank Cornelissen, Susucaru Patos Bianco (2021)

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Region: Sicily (Menfi)
Grape: Catarrato Extra Lucido
Soil: volcanic
Average Age of Vines: 20+ years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, light crushing of the grapes, 10 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation starting with a "pied-de-cuve" in epoxy tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in epoxy tanks for about 10 months
Fining: none
Filtration: 1 micron cartridges
Added S02: values can vary from 25 to 60 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.

From Frank: "Our Norwegian importer called me whether I was interested in making a special project white wine. I was not immediately attracted by the idea as too many projects can become distractive. As I know Jørgen since many years when he was still working for the monopoly and always liked tasting wines with him, I was curious about why creating this project. His friend Sondre Lerche, a musician, liked very much our wines and so the idea of producing something special crossed his mind. Federica, Jørgen’s wife, owns a vineyard and olive growth and so this project was getting more interesting and making more sense. And so I accepted the challenge of a moderate skin fermented wine, not complex but with character, light-footed but having grip. Sondre liked the style, produced by the winemaker he likes, with his friend Jørgen’s grapes!"