Frank Cornelissen – Munjebel Terre Siciliane Bianco – 2020

Amidst the winery’s impressive collection of red wines is the white Munjebel, produced since 2004 it has perfected itself over the years becoming a true gem among Sicilian whites. Composed of 50% Grecanico Dorato 50% Carricante, with 30-year-old vineyards distributed in the Contradi di Calderara, Picciolo and Crasà on the northern slope of the volcano from which very mineral and fresh wines are made. Fermentation and short maceration on the skins with indigenous yeasts for 3 days, aging for 16 months in neutral fiberglass tanks from 1500 to 4500 liters with subsequent filtration before bottling. With only 10000 bottles produced annually, it is one of the purest white expressions of Etna, hints of yellow fruit and sulfur, very mineral in the mouth with touches of pure finesse in an amplexus of great intensity.

  • Producer: Cornelissen Frank
  • Name: Munjebel Terre Siciliane Bianco
  • Grape Variety: 50% Grecanico Dorato – 50% Carricante
  • Vintage: 2020
  • Alcohol Content: 12%
  • Bottle Size: 750ml
  • Production: 10000 bottles

Productive Notes: fermentation with indigenous yeasts on the skins for 3 days. Aging for 16 months in neutral fiberglass tanks from 1500 to 4500 liters.

Wine naturally contains solphites


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“Accept and follow nature” is Frank Cornelissen’s winery philosophy. Of Belgian origin, after various winemaking experiences, he founded the winery in Sicily, on Mount Etna, in 2001. Right from the start, Cornelissen was struck by the fertile and extraordinary territory of the Etna volcano, seeking to produce wines of great expressive identity in an area that is, among other things, still little exploited and known. The key and fundamental concept of the winery is not to intervene invasively in the vineyard, thus avoiding the use of chemicals, plowing the land, but to follow nature. In addition, fruit trees and cereals are integrated into the vineyards, to avoid having a monoculture and help the ecosystem. The winery is located in Castiglione di Sicilia and manages 24 hectares of vineyards, woods and olive groves on the northern slope of Etna between 600 and 1,000 meters above sea level, an area most advantageous for the quality of Nerello Mascalese due to cooler temperatures. In addition to the respect and care for the land, to produce great and territorial wines the yields per plant are very low, between 300 and 600 grams of grapes. Even in the winery, only neutral containers are used for fermentations such as mastelli, or fiberglass for aging. The winery never uses wooden barrels! The style is really to enhance the volcanic soils of each individual district that give minerality and notes of sulfur, herbaceous, vegetal. Extraordinary Purist!

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