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

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

Item Number: 16832

UPC: None

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

Since the day Frank started producing wines back in 2001, the reputation for this contrada has always been high. In cold and difficult vintages, the structure of the soil containing many smaller rocks can give an advantage in absorbing warmth and radiating heat during the colder evening hours. The wines are generally more feminine combining elegance and in the best cases the wines are profound.

Location: Comune of Randazzo, border of Castiglione di Sicilia
Average Vine Age: 40+ years
Vinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapes
Fermentation: Starts with a pied de cuve using only indigenous yeast and skin contact for about 60 days
Aging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 1500 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