Frank Cornelissen - Munjebel CS 2017
According to the Belgian natural wine maestro himself:
"MUNJEBEL® ROSSO CS, CONTRADA ZOTTORINOTO – CHIUSA SPAGNOLO
This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from our ungrafted vineyard in contrada Zottorinoto, more specific in the section Chiusa Spagnola, situated lower in the valley floor, a bit hidden in an amphytheater, surrounded by lava. A unique vineyard, planted around 1925 at a lower altitude (620m. asl) producing a profound, tannic wine, a bit more backward and Nebbiolo-ish compared to our other crus and lighter in colour."
Coming from the Etna, Frank Cornelissen's Munjebel wines are amongst the absolute icons of natural wine in the world. Extremely rare, with all cru's producing a mere 2500 bottles per year.