Frank Cornelissen (3 L) 2016 MunJebel Rosso CR, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Frank Cornelissen (3 L) 2016 MunJebel Rosso CR, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Item Number: 12998

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Campo Re
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Nerello Mascalese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 3 L
Pack: 2
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic
Elevation: 2400 feet

This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from a partly ungrafted vineyard Campo Re situated at the far western side in the valley floor at the entrance of Randazzo. The vineyard altitude is 735 meters asl and is characterized by deep soil. This cru is profound and tannic and more backward and Nebbiolo-ish compared to the other crus.

Average Age of Vines: 70+ years

Winemaking Notes: Grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed before a 60-day skin fermentation with wild yeast in neutral epoxy tanks, then aged in neutral resin vats of 1500 or 2500 liters. Wine was not fined. It was filtered before bottling with cartridges of 5 micron. No sulfites were added.

Appellation Notes: Some of Frank's vineyards are too high in elevation for the Etna DOP, so he uses the Terre Siciliane IGT for the sake of uniformity.

Tasting Notes: In the glass, this vintage is ruby red with hints of garnet. With notes of cherry, blackberry and spice, this is a concentrated, but balanced and elegant wine.