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2018 Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Bianco

Sicily, Italy

Intense, spicy natural white from Sicily. Rarer than a toothless hen

$110.00

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About The Wine

Cornelissen only makes a couple of whites, but they are fascinating, rich, salty, uncompromising wines.

This is a blend of Grecanico and Carricante, with four days of skin contact, and no additions. It is beautifully pure for a natural wine, and while rich, almost oily, there is drive and persistence to the gingery, herbal and stonefruit flavours.

Munjebel is a local descriptor for Mount Etna.

About Frank Cornelissen

The Cornelissen estate was established in 2001, when Etna as a wine region was still relatively undiscovered. The vineyards are located on the northern slopes of the active volcano Etna, an area considered today to be Etna’s top spot for single-vineyard (contrada) red wines - the Sicilian version of the Cote de Nuits, or Barolo.

There are now 22 hectares of vines across a range of indigenous varieties, and everything is run homepathically, with little to no inputs in the viticulture or winemaking. A true cult producer!

Additional Info

From The Producer

The light skin contact we apply on our white wines results in a combination of density as well as elegance and makes this wine very suited to accompany a wide variety of dishes and cuisine, from fish to white meat. The vineyards (Calderara, Borriglione, Crasà and Picciolo) are located between 620 and 750 m. asl

Our farming philosophy is based on our acceptance of the fact that man will never be able to understand nature’s full complexity and interactions. We 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 us to possibly avoiding all treatments on the land we cultivate, wether homeopathic, organic or biodynamic.

Blend : Grecanico Dorato (50%), Carricante (50%)
ABV : 12.5
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Only a few bottles available of this stereotype-smashing Sicilian white. Absolutely delicious natural winemaking. - Different Drop

Delivery

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