Frank Cornelissen 2017 MunJebel, Terre Siciliane IGT

Frank Cornelissen 2017 MunJebel, Terre Siciliane IGT

Item Number: 12988

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Nerello Mascalese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic
Case Production: 1,000

MunJebel Rosso is a rich and fragrant wine of pure Nerello Mascalese from different vineyards. The sources include some of Frank's best parcels (Zottorinoto-Chiusa Spagnolo, Feudo di Mezzo-Porcaria, Pontale Palino) as well as designated vineyards for this specific wine (Rampante, Piano Daini and Crasà).

Winemaking Notes: Grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed before a 60-day skin fermentation with wild yeast in neutral epoxy tanks. Wine was not fined. It was filtered before bottling with cartridges of 5 micron. No sulfites were added. The wine matured in a neutral vessel.

Tasting Notes: This is Frank's vision of a traditional, balanced and rich Northern Valley Etna wine. The 2017 shows grainy/sandy tannins but is overall elegant on the palate. Enjoy notes of ripe fruit, dark cherry, and pine. It is best served slightly chilled.