Frank Cornelissen 'Munjebel' Rosso Sicily, Italy 2020

Frank Cornelissen 'Munjebel' Rosso Sicily, Italy 2020

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Style:  Red Wine 

Vintage: 2020

ABV: 12% 

Appellation: Mount Etna

Region:  Sicily

Country:  Italy 

Varietals:   Nerello Mascalese 100%

Pairing Ideas: Poultry, pork, salmon and tuna should all go well, as would a wide variety of pastas. Tomato sauces are a natural pairings with this island varietal that we wish more people knew about.  

About: A rich and fragrant wine of pure Nerello Mascalese from different vineyards, partly from our best parcels where we produce our crus (Zottorinoto-Chiusa Spagnolo, Feudo di Mezzo-sottana and Porcaria) as well as designated vineyards for this specific wine (Rampante sottana, Piano Daini and Crasà). A classic, traditional Nerello Mascalese with tannins and sweetness of ripe fruit. My vision of a traditional, balanced and rich Northern Valley Etna wine.

Producer Profile: Frank's farming philosophy is based on the acceptance of the fact that man will never be able to understand nature’s full complexity and interactions. He therefore choose to concentrate on observing and learning the movements of Mother Earth in her various energetic and cosmic passages and prefer to follow her indications as to what to do, instead of deciding and imposing ourselves. Consequently this has taken him to possibly avoiding all treatments on the land we cultivate, wether homeopathic, organic or biodynamic. Accepting and following nature is his guideline as the divine ability to understand the ‘Whole’ was obviously not given to man as we are only a part of this complex and not God himself.