Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Perpetuum 1

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"The first bottlings of our MunJebel® rosso classico were blends of 2 vintages which I have always liked as it gives a good idea of a larger area instead of a vintage wine. When I stopped blending vintages as of the 2012 vintage to search for more precision, I kind of missed the evolved “old-school” style of the first wines I produced and so I decided in 2016 to produce a similar style wine again, applying the “perpetual” method of great solera wines. The first edition will be a blend of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. We will be bottling 25% of this first edition in 2021 and adding the selected wine of the 2020 vintage to fill up the tank again. Perpetuum is born!" - Frank Cornelissen

Region: Etna, Northern valley
Vineyard(s): northern valley
Elevation: 600m.-800m. asl
Varietal: Nerello Mascalese 100%
Average age of vines: 60+ 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 50 days
Aging: One neutral epoxy tank of 7.000 liters for several years depending on the edition and an additional 6 months in bottle
Fining: No
Filtering: Before bottling with PP cartridges of 5 micron
Sulphur: values can vary from 25 to 50 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.
Annual production: approx. 2.500 bottles
First edition: Perpetuum I (a blend of our contrada Piano dei Daini 2015, MunJebel® classico 2016, contrada Crasà 2017 and MunJebel® Classico 2019)

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