The Magma is Frank Cornelissen’s Grand Vin and only produced in great vintages. In 2013 it is composed of the best selection of Nerello Mascalese from the Barbabecchi Single Vineyard Cru. This vineyard is situated at an elevation of 910 meters on the Northern Valley of Mount Etna with ungrafted vines which are over 100-years-old. This Nerello Mascalese is absolutely stunning, displaying a beautiful elegant personality along with remarkable depth and precision. Seductive aromas of black raspberries, fresh violets, smoke, sweet exotic spices and wet stones all begin to take shape in the glass. This possesses a gorgeous velvety texture and shows excellent balance with a burst of fresh fruits, smoke and spices that continue to resonate on the long finish. Overall, this is a magical effort from Frank Cornelissen, but readers will need to show some patience, as this is an extremely age worthy wine that will demand time in the cellar.