2018 Frank Cornelissen Munjebel CD

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CONTRADA CALDERARA SOTTANA

"Since the day we started producing wines back in 2001 the grapes from this contrada were always a bit more expensive than other areas and the reputation has always been high. In cold and difficult vintages the structure of the soil with many smaller rocks, can give an advantage in absorbing warmth and radiating this during the colder evening hours. The wines are generally more feminine combining elegance and in the best cases the wines are profound." - Frank Cornelissen

Region: Etna, Northern valley
Location: comune of Randazzo, border of Castiglione di Sicilia
Vineyard: contrada Calderara sottana
Exposure: North
Elevation: 610m. asl
Varietal: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Average age of vines: 40+ years
Vinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapes
Fermentation: starting with a “pied-de-cuve” using only indigenous yeasts and skin contact for about 60 days
Aging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 1500 liters to 2500 liters for 18 months and another 18 months in bottle
Fining: No
Filtering: Before bottling with PP cartridges of 5 micron
Sulphur: values can vary from 15 to 50 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.
Annual production: approx. 1.200 bottles
First vintage: 2018
Denomination: Etna Rosso DOP or IGP Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese

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