MunJebel® Rosso BB, contrada Barbabecchi

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.

MunJebel® Rosso BB, contrada Barbabecchi

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
Denomination: DOP Sicilia or IGP Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese
Bottle type: Dark burgundy bottle
Available sizes: 750ML, 1500ML, 3000ML (5000ML on special request only)
Recommended stemware: Zalto Burgundy
 
How to recycle: we suggest to re-use rather than recycle wherever possible; obviously without counterfeiting…
Bottle: in glass-recycling;
Closure: Ardeaseal in plastic-recycling; natural cork in organic waste, screw cap in glass-recycling, pouring closure olive oil in plastic recycling
Label: Susucaru in plastic-recycling, MunJebel, Pistemutta and Magma in paper-recycling
Wax cap:  in non-recyclable waste
Case: carton in paper-recycling, wood case  best to be re-used
Palletwood or plastic best to be re-used

 

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