Frank Cornelissen, Munjebel Bianco 2014, Sicily, Italy
Tasting Note: Behold a white blend that will delight both the wine geek and adventurous wine drinker in your life who values under-the-radar wines that are not only interesting but actually fun and enjoyable to drink.
This wine composed of the Grecanico Dorato (60%) and Caricante (40%) grape varietals was fermented in full contact with its grape skins just like a red wine and aged in an amphora.
Amber in color and slightly petillant with small bubbles clinging to the inside of your glass, this white blend has an aromatic nose of tart green and citrus fruit including quince, nectarine stone fruit and apple blossom with a dash of lime zest.
On the palate the dry, white wine is medium bodied with tart fruit and golden-toast flavors showing on the attack supported by a lemon-lime undercurrent that eventually finishes with notes of biscuit and lees.
The white blend’s petillant character and medium-plus acidity makes it a perfect spring-to-fall weather sipper.
Tasting Date: August 17, 2016