Munjebel Rosso CS 2017 — Nerello Mascalese
A Wine That
has edges; dark, inky and mysterious, there's something almost gothic about this cuvée - in architecture and soul. With earthy and mushroom aromas, this is the bottle that winter weather is crying out for. Serve this with mushroom risotto and you'll immediately feel better about the darker days.
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- Winemaker: Frank Cornelissen
Where and How?
This comes from old vines in a single vineyard, planted in 1925 in 'Contrada Zottorinoto' on Mount Etna, Sicily. At a lower elevation of 620asl, it's tucked away in an amphitheatre and is literally surrounded by lava flow.
The grapes were destemmed and underwent a very long maceration period of 60 days, during which it fermented naturally. It was aged in neutral tanks and lightly 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.