Place: Mt Etna - Sicily, ITA
Variety: Nerello Mascalese
'Our farming philosophy is based on our acceptance of the fact that man will never be able to understand nature’s full complexity and interactions. We therefore choose to concentrate on observing and learning the movements of Mother Earth in her various energetic and cosmic passages and prefer to follow her indications as to what to do, instead of deciding ourselves. Consequently this has taken us to avoiding all possible interventions on the land we cultivate, including any treatments, whether chemical, organic, or biodynamic, as these are all a mere reflection of the inability of man to accept nature as she is and will be.' - Frank Cornelissen
100% Nerello Mascalese from the ancient Barbabecch vineyard. Planted around 1910 and almost a kilometre above sea level, these ungrafted vines bask in the morning Sicilian sun.
The 2019 vintage is profound, rich and elegant, volcanic soils of Mt Etna bring forth a character like no other. Produced by Frank Cornelissen, the Grand Vin MAGMA is only produced in great vintages, where the grapes are pure and perfectly ripe.