Frank Cornelissen (3 L) 2016 MunJebel Rosso VA, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)
Item Number: 13010
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Nerello Mascalese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 3 L
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic
The most Burgundian of all the crus, this pure Nerello Mascalese is a blend of Frank’s 3 highest vineyards (Vigne Alte): Tartaraci (1,000 meters asl), Monte Dolce (870 meters asl), and Pettinociarelle (890 meters asl). It expresses beautifully the value and precision of the ungrafted, old-vine Nerello Mascalese on the high terraces in the northern valley of Mount Etna.
Average Vine Age: 90+ years, ungrafted
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.
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.