Munjebel Bianco 2017 — Grecanico & Carricante
A Wine That
is all about the umami side of white wine. A beautiful amber colour, this has gentle tannins from three days of maceration, and subtle notes of almonds, wild grasses, oats and nutmeg. These savoury elements and a more dense texture than your average white wine means this is a serious wine for pairing with creative Asian cuisine.
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- Winemaker: Frank Cornelissen
Where & How?
From four vineyards of between 620 and 750 metres above sea level, and is a blend of 50% Grecanico Dorato and 50% Carricante.
The grapes were destemmed and crushed gently by foot, and the juice was macerated with the skins for four days. The wine is then aged in large neutral epoxy tanks. Gently filtered and bottled with no sulphur. Only 5000 bottles produced.
Belgian-born Frank was so shocked by a blind tasting of an Etna wine, which he was convinced was fine Piemonte, that he uprooted his life and moved to live on the volcano in 1999. His bottles have been championed for two decades in the natural wine scene, but Frank’s quest isn't about making a certain style. His ultimate goal is to allow his vineyards to best express themselves in a bottle of wine, and over the years his personal winemaking path has meandered to bring him to where he is today, and it will continue to meander for the rest of his life.
For him, making wine is an evolutionary experience. He is not afraid to say what he thinks; he is always brutally honest; with others, too, but with none so much as with himself. This means that any winemaking philosophy he may have at a given moment in time will happily be shoved out of the window in the name of quality. He is a man on a one-way street to facilitate purity.