Frank Cornelissen - 2018 MunJebel DOP Etna Rosso
"A rich and fragrant wine of pure Nerello Mascalese from different vineyards, partly from our crus as well as the designated plots: Chiusa Spagnola, Rampante, Monte Colla, Feudo di Mezzo, Piano Daini and Crasà. A classic, traditional pure Nerello Mascalese with smooth tannins and sweetness of ripe fruit. A classic Etna Rosso from the Northern Valley. Organic wine certification." – 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.
Variety Nerello Mascalese || Region Etna, Italy || ABV 15% || Vol 750ml