This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from Frank's ungrafted vineyard in contrada Zottorinoto. More specifically in the section Chiusa Spagnola, situated lower in the valley floor, a bit hidden in an amphitheater surrounded by lava! A truly unique vineyard, planted around 1925 at a lower altitude (620m. asl) producing a profound, tannic wine, a bit more backward and Nebbiolo-ish compared to his other crus and lighter in colour.
The CS to us is the most fruity out the Cru's, Vibrant and beautifully fruity tones of wild strawberry and raspberry, open to an intriguing spicy mashup. Fresh and juicy, it boasting bright acidity, fine tannins and deepness.
Producer: Frank Cornelissen Region: Sicily, Italy Grapes: Nerello Mascalese 100% (ungrafted) Style: Red Size: 75cl bottle ABV: 14%