Region: Mt. Etna - Sicily, Italy
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
Approaching viticulture and winemaking in this fashion is to allow the land to speak its piece in whichever tone it wishes with the desire to simply listen. As such, his wines are raw, unadulterated expressions of Etna's mineral-rich, volcanic soils with intervention avoided wherever possible. 2019's Munjebel Rosso is 100% Nerello Mascalese from various vineyards across Etna delivering the qualities that have come to be sought out and admired in wine from volcanic terroir: minerality, salinity, freshness and purity. Very limited quantities as always!