This Product contains of 5 x 75cl bottles of wine including the very rare and limited Magma from Frank Cornelissen:
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Eduardo Torres Versante Nord Rosso, IGT Terre Siciliane 2017 ($250)
Eduardo Torres Acosta, a young winemaker from the Canary Islands, first began working with vines in Tenerife where his father (a local postman) had a small plot of land. In 2012 Eduardo moved to Sicily, where he interned at Azienda Arianna Occhipinti.
A volcanic, magnetic and sanguineous red wine from Etna, fruit of the vinification of Nerello Mascalese, together with a mix of other local white and red grapes. Son of the sandy and stony terroir of the volcano, he transfers the same minerality to the nose and mouth, supported by aromas of red pulp fruit and a thin, clean and dusty tannin.
Frank Cornelissen MunJebel Rosso 2017 ($450)
A rich and fragrant wine of pure Nerello Mascalese from different vineyards, partly from our best parcels(Chiusa Spagnolo, Monte Colla, Porcaria, Barbabecchi) as well as designated vineyards for this specific wine(Rampante, Piano Daini and Crasà). A classic, traditional Nerello Mascalese with tannins and sweetness of ripe fruit. This wine embodies traditional, balanced and rich Northern Valley Etna wine.
Frank Cornelissen Magma 2017 ($2200)
The “Grand Vin” from the Barbabecchi vineyard at 910m. asl. Planted around 1910 and North-North East exposed, capturing the first and cool morning sun rays. This pure Nerello Mascalese from ungrafted old vines produces a profound wine, rich as well as elegant at the same time with character and personality: liquorice and oriental spices. Only produced in great vintages where we achieve full phenolic ripeness.
Average years of vines: 100 years+
Annual Production: approx 1500 bottles
Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Bianco 2017 ($450)
The Munjebel Bianco is an Etna juice made from a blend of Grecanico and Carricante grapes that derive from vines of over 40 years rooted on the lava soil of the great volcano. It is a white wine macerated on the skins for 4 days, invaded by a fresh and fine minerality and by olfactory sensations of ripe yellow fruit, ginger and undergrowth.
Eduardo Torres Versante Nord Bianco, IGT Terre Siciliane 2018 ($250)
Grapes come from small plots on the north face of Mount Etna, located between 550 and 900 metres above sea level. Their soils are of volcanic origin and the vines are approximately 50 years old. They are cultivated manually, without chemicals or fertilizers, and are harvested by hand.
It is vatted and fermented with native yeasts in a cement tank without temperature control. The must-wine macerates with the skins for 5 days, and once the fermentation is finished, the wine is refined for 8 months in a used oak barrel. Lastly, it is bottled without being clarified or filtered, to prevent these processes from removing aromas, body and personality from the wine.