Frank Cornelissen NV Munjebel Rosso P1 'Cuvee Perpetuum' (Solera 2015-19)

Frank Cornelissen NV Munjebel Rosso P1 'Cuvee Perpetuum' (Solera 2015-19)

Item Number: 16818

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Nerello Mascalese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Elevation: 600-800 meters

The first bottlings of Frank's MunJebel Rosso were blends of 2 vintages. When Frank stopped blending vintages as of the 2012 vintage to search for more precision, he kind of missed the evolved “old-school” style of the first wines he produced. In 2016, Frank decided to produce a similar style wine again, applying the “perpetual” method of great solera wines. The first edition (P1) is a blend of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. 25% of the first edition will be bottled. Selected wine from the 2020 vintage will fill up the tank again. Perpetuum is born!

First Edition: Perpetuum I (a blend of our contrada Piano dei Daini 2015, MunJebel® classico 2016, contrada Crasà 2017 and MunJebel® Classico 2019)
Average Vine Age: 60+ years
Vinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapes
Fermentation: Starting with a pied de cuve using only indigenous yeasts and skin contact for about 50 days
Aging: One neutral epoxy tank of 7,000 liters for several years depending on the edition and an additional 6 months in bottle
Fining: No
Filtering: Before bottling with PP cartridges of 5 micron
Sulfites: Values can vary from 25 to 50 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.