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Frank Cornelissen

Frank Cornelissen Contadino 2016


no added sulfur

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Type: Red Wine

Grape:  Nerello Mascalese/Nerello Cappuccio/Minella Nera/Alicante/Minella Bianco

Contadino (meaning farmer, or peasant), is a blend of both red and white grapes.  The grapes are very gently crushed and macerated on the skins for 2 months before being bottled only lightly filtered with no added sulfur.

The wine has a delicate ruby red color and is highly aromatic with bright cherries and raspberries, rose and violet floral tones, Mediterranean herbs, and ripe orange peel. It is light and juicy with only a bit of tannin and plenty of acidity. Refreshing, with layers of juicy red fruit, stony mineral tones, sagebrush, more citrus zest, and a clean finish.