Munjebel Rosso VA 2013

Winery: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Sicilia
Wine Area: Etna
Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese
Products: Red
Price: 1 395,- Kč

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Elegant, fragrant and simultaneously structured wine.


This Munjebel Rosso Vigne Alte was born in 2009 with the new vineyard leases at high altitudes, between 900 and 1,050 m. With this elegant, fragrant and simultaneously structured wine, Frank wants to demonstrate the great value of high altitude vineyards in the most prestigious on Etna, the North Valley.
The soil composition is lavic, volcanic, pure basalt rock. The subsoil is pure basalt. The exposition is north, north-east.
Munjebel Rosso VA is pure Nerello Mascalese. Half of the vines are ungrafted. The grand cru vineyards are Contrada Barbabecchi, Contrada Guardiola and Contrada Tartaraci. It is impossible to give an exact figure as the the vineyard extension that goes into making this wine, since many grapes end up in the Rosso del Contadino. In general, the vines that are destined to create this wine are in part also destined for Magma. The yield per plant is approximately 400gr. The youngest plants are perhaps 60 years and the oldest over 100. The average age is over 70 years.
Mechanical crushing. Fermentation with the whole grape (without stems) in 500-1,000l enological plastic tubs. Pressing after the malolactic fermentation around December/January. Aging in terracotta jars for 6-14 months depending on the wine. Bottling during the appropriate moon phase in June without clarification or filtration.
The wine has a total sulphite level of 10mg/l which the wine develops naturally. The level depends on the vintage. No products are added.
Depending on the vintage the production is approximately 1,500 bottles per year.

In 2009 makes his first experiences with this wine, but it is blended into MunJebel Rosso 6, because Frank wasn’t yet convinced by its expression. He had understood its potential.


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