Munjebel Bianco 2018 — Greciano Dorato & Carricante
A Wine That
fulfils all your savoury dreams. Looking for a white wine to pair with food? There are very few dishes this can't stand up to with its umami, salty, dried herb deliciousness. It's taken Frank years to tweak his magic touch for white wine, and this hits the nail on the head. …
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- Winemaker: Frank Cornelissen
Where and How?
This is a blend of 50% Greciano Dorato and 50% Carricante found across four high elevation vineyards on Mount Etna in Sicily.
The grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed, after which they were macerated for just four days, for some gentle extraction of flavour and tannin for structure. It fermented naturally and was aged in neutral vessels. Gently filtered before bottling.
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.