Cornelissen Munjebel CS 2017
HKD $730.00 HKD $750.00
I'll admit, "Natural Wines" aren't usually my thing, but this is a wine that needs some attention. You have to be a bit of a daredevil to build your winery on the slopes of an active volcano, but Frank Cornelissen is no stranger to the frequent eruptions at Mount Etna, calling them "beautiful lava fountains". He takes natural winemaking to the extreme, without a shred of treatments in the vines, leaving it completely to mother nature. His CS (Chiusa Spagnolo) is 100% ungrafted Nerello Mascalese from 80 year old vineyards. It has a Barolo-like essence, with initial aromas of tar and cigar box, but with some careful decanting it really starts to sing as those elegant dried fruit and cassis notes begin to shine.