Frank Cornelissen (3 L) 2016 Munjebel Rosso CS, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Frank Cornelissen (3 L) 2016 Munjebel Rosso CS, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Item Number: 13001

UPC: None

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

This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from ungrafted vines in contrada Zottorinoto, in the section Chiusa Spagnola, situated lower in the valley floor. It is a bit hidden in an amphitheater surrounded by lava. Planted around 1925 at a lower altitude (620 meters asl), this unique vineyard produces profound, tannic wine.

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.

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.

Tasting Notes: Vibrant, fruity notes of strawberry and raspberry. Fresh, juicy, with a hint of spice, the 2016 CS is a deep, beautifully balanced vintage.