The first bottlings of MunJebel® rosso classico were blends of 2 vintages which Frank has always liked, as it gives a good idea of a larger area instead of a vintage wine. When he stopped blending vintages as of the 2012 vintage to search for more precision, he kind of missed the evolved “old-school” style of the first wines he produced and so he decided in 2016 to produce a similar style wine again, applying the “perpetual” method of great solera wines. The first edition is a blend of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. He bottled 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!
Annual production: approx. 2.500 bottlesFirst edition: Perpetuum I (a blend of contrada Piano dei Daini 2015, MunJebel® classico 2016, contrada Crasà 2017 and MunJebel® Classico 2019)
Elevation: 600m.-800m. aslVarietal: Nerello Mascalese 100%Average age of vines: 60+ yearsVinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapesFermentation: starting with a “pied-de-cuve” using only indigenous yeasts and skin contact for about 50 daysAging: One neutral epoxy tank of 7.000 liters for several years depending on the edition and an additional 6 months in bottle
Nerello Mascalese 100%