Frank Cornelissen "MunJebel 9" Etna Rosso

SKU #1147866

I visited Frank at his "winery" on the slopes of Mt. Etna a couple of years ago. He doesn't really "make" wine, it pretty much makes itself in amphora buried in the ground. Frank just puts in the grapes and stands back--no sulfites, no nothing. This fascinating red is a blend of various vineyards (contradas) as well as various vintages, as expressed through a selection of 100% ripe Nerello Mascalese. This expresses the lost traditions of blending particular vineyards for the making of the once reputed Etna Rosso. This wine is a light red and is fizzy and stinks at first, some serious funk. However, the funk dissipates in your mouth and the wine begins to show incredilbe texture (once you get past the fizzy part), persistent flavors of rose and spice, the hallmarks of the delicate Nerello Mascalese grape, layered with delicate mineral and some weight and richness. This wine is a real experience. Though unless you are truly a WINE GEEK MAXIMUS, you might want to pass. Keep this unique wine in the fridge. (Greg St.Clair, K&L's Italian Wine Buyer)

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