Frank Cornelissen Munjebel BB Barbabecchi - Sicily

Frank Cornelissen Munjebel BB Barbabecchi 2018 - Sicily

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy
Alc: 12.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750 ml

$217.80: as part of any six
$242.00: single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 3 bottles.


There are vintages where we do not reach the required quality and perfection of the grapes for our Grand Vin Magma®, like 2005, 2010 and 2018. In these cases we have the option of declassifying and using the grapes in other wines like our MunJebel® classico, our Susucaru® or keeping the grapes for a single vineyard MunJebel® to show the quality and personality of this grand cru even though unfortunately not reaching the level for our Grand Vin, Magma®. This is what we did in 2010 with our MunJebel® 10th Anniversary and again we will bring out this wine in 2018 as MunJebel® BB which are the initials of the vineyard Barbabecchi.

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Our notes

Region: Etna, Northern valley

Location: frazione Solicchiata, comune of Castiglione di Sicilia

Vineyard: contrada Barbabecchi

Exposure: North, North-East

Elevation: 870m.-910m. asl

Varietal: Nerello Mascalese 100% (ungrafted)

Average age of vines: 100+ years

Vinification: Destemming and light crushing of the grapes

Fermentation: starting with a “pied-de-cuve” using only indigenous yeasts and skin contact for about 50 days

Aging: In neutral epoxy tanks from 1500 liters to 2500 liters for 18 months and another 18 months in bottle

Fining: No

Filtering: Before bottling with PP cartridges of 5 micron

Sulphur: values can vary from 15 to 50 mg/l., added or not, depending on the quality of grapes and stability of the wine.

Annual production: approx. 1.500 bottles

Vintage produced: 2010 and 2018

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