Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel (Classico) Rosso Nerello Mascalese

9.14 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
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The 2019 Nerello Mascalese Munjebel seduces with a rich and sweetly scented bouquet of crushed black cherries, dried roses and cloves. It’s silky in texture, enveloping all that it touches with ripe red fruits and spices, nicely framed by saturating minerality, as inner violet florals form toward the close. There are tannins here, but they don’t get in the way; instead, they create a perfectly dry platform where notes of lavender, plum and allspice hover above. The Munjebel is a blend of fruit from Frank Cornelissen’s vineyards across the northern valley of Etna. It aims to please, and it will excel at doing so through short-term cellaring. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

The 2019 Nerello Mascalese Munjebel seduces with a rich and sweetly scented bouquet of crushed black cherries, dried roses and cloves. It’s silky in texture, enveloping all that it touches with ripe red fruits and spices, nicely framed by saturating minerality, as inner violet florals form toward the close. There are tannins here, but they don’t get in the way; instead, they create a perfectly dry platform where notes of lavender, plum and allspice hover above. The Munjebel is a blend of fruit from Frank Cornelissen’s vineyards across the northern valley of Etna. It aims to please, and it will excel at doing so through short-term cellaring. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)

Jun 10th, 2021
Ada Mayer

Susucaru 2019. Dry juicy crisp excellent.

Susucaru 2019. Dry juicy crisp excellent.

May 27th, 2021
Guy Acheson

Interesting. A little funk that cleared after one hour. Fairly fresh tasting for a Mt Etna. No filtering. No added sulfites. Label says to store below 60 F.

Interesting. A little funk that cleared after one hour. Fairly fresh tasting for a Mt Etna. No filtering. No added sulfites. Label says to store below 60 F.

Jun 8th, 2020
Luke Jepsen

Luke had this 2 months ago

Luke had this 2 months ago

May 2nd, 2021