Munjebel Rosso P Cuvee Perpetuum II Frank Cornelissen
Perpetuum is a version of Munjebel born for the first time in 2021. With this project, Frank Cornelissen wants to take a step back to the origins of Munjebel where two vintages were blended to obtain old-school wines. This path was abandoned with the 2012 vintage in search of more precise products.
For all fans of the first Munjebel, this cuvée is a dream:
the solera is made up of 4 vintages, 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2019 coming mostly from the Piano dei Daini district, Crasà district. Spontaneous fermentation takes place in fiberglass containers with maceration on the skins for 50 days. This is followed by an aging of at least 18 months and a period of approximately 6 months of rest in the bottle.
This is just the starting point of Frank Cornelissen's Perpetuo method: for the first vintage, 25% of the wine was bottled, to which the 2020 vintage will be added to fill the wine tank and so on with the following years.
The company is located in Solicchiata, on the north slopes of the Etna volcano. The philosophy of cultivation is based on the principle that a man is incapable of understanding Nature in its entirety, its complexity and its interactions. They prefer to follow the directions given by Mother Nature rather than deciding what to do and to not do. As a consequence, this choice has led to the avoidance of ground movement, the abandonment of any raw material treatment (chemical, traditional, biological or bio-dynamic) added to the processed product.
The cultivated area of their farm is about 12ha of which 10 vineyards with trees and the remnants of olive trees, traditional fruits, almonds and garden. The annual production is about 20,000 bottles of wine and 600 bottles of olive oil. The products are the result of our hands and only exist with their raw material, without the addition of any other "concealer". Our wines and olive oils with the utmost territorial expression and depth, bear the name Magma®. This selected wine and oil, of singular contrada and vintages, comes from exceptional terrain and geology, between 650 and 1.010 meters of altitude.