Frank Cornelissen, 'Munjebel MC' Terre Siciliane

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Vintage: 2019

Varietals: Nerello Mascalese

Farming: Organic/Biodynamic, Unfined/Unfiltered, No added SO2

Lovely cool berry, orange blossom, pumice, smoke and lava aromas, but subtle and complex. Bark and mushroom, too. Full-bodied and very structured with powerful tannins that are polished and thought-provoking. This needs time to soften. Clearly one for the cellar. Best after 2026.

Average age of vines: 70+ 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: 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

Sulphur: 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: approx. 2.500 bottles