Frank Cornelissen (1.5 L) 2016 MunJebel Rosso PA, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)
Item Number: 13005
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Feudo di Mezzo
Grape(s): 100% Nerello Mascalese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic
Elevation: 2100 feet
This pure Nerello Mascalese is produced from Frank's old vine alberello cru Porcaria, situated at 640 meters asl. in the contrada Feudo di Mezzo.
Average Vine Age: 60+ years
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.
Tasting Notes: On the palate, the MunJebel Rosso PA is intense and expressive, with sharp acidity and a long finish. Notes of dark fruits and roses with a light oxidative scent show on the palate.