2017 MunJebel Rosso PA Feudo di Mezzo-Porcaria
"This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from our old vine alberello cru Porcaria, situated at 640m above sea level in the contrada Feudo di Mezzo. A special location, although more difficult to achieve perfection in maturation compared to the other cru's. It has the power but a refined elegance in the right vintages and worthy of a cru when everything falls into place." – Azienda Agricola Frank Cornelissen
Frank Cornelissen’s estate consists of 5.5ha on the north slopes of Mount Etna. 2.5ha are ungrafted vines grown in the classic free-standing alberello system, while the rest is given over to olive trees, fruit trees and bush. No monoculture here! Yields are tiny, averaging 300g per vine. Frank's viticultural approach is extreme, avoiding any spraying – including the sulphur and copper remedies used by organic and biodynamic growers. No additions are EVER made to the wines. These are some of the most fascinating vinos coming out of Italy, revealing what's possible when man takes an intelligent step backwards and lets the ‘terra’ do the talking.