Sicilia

Frank Cornelissen

MunJebel® PERPETUUM blend of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

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 bottles
First edition: Perpetuum I (a blend of  contrada Piano dei Daini 2015, MunJebel® classico 2016, contrada Crasà 2017 and MunJebel® Classico 2019)

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

$234.00 750 ml

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Sicilia

WINEMAKERS

Frank Cornelissen

GRAPE VARIETY

Nerello Mascalese 100%

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