Frank Cornelissen 2018 MunJebel Rosso PU, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Frank Cornelissen 2018 MunJebel Rosso PU, Terre Siciliane IGP (Etna)

Item Number: 16831

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Catania
Appellation/AVA: Etna DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Contrada Puntalazzo
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Nerelllo Mascalese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Elevation: 610 meters

Most of the grapes harvested from Puntalazzo are destined for the Cornelissen rosato, but every year Frank tries to produce a red from the upper terraces, if the grapes make it to the right maturation. The view from this vineyard is stupendous; the Mediterranean Sea is in front of you and a forest surrounds the vineyard. The wines have an atmosphere which resembles the surroundings. They are fragrant, elegant, nearly fragile and of a rare beauty.

Average Vine Age: 1 hectare of 20+ years
Vinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapes
Fermentation: Starting with a pied de cuve using only indigenous yeast and skin contact for about 60 days
Aging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 1000 liters to 2500 liters for 18 months and another 18 months in bottle
Fining: No
Filtering: Before bottling with PP cartridges of 5 micron
Sulfites: Values can vary from 15 to 50 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine
Annual Production: Around 1,200 bottles