Frank Cornelissen 'Munjebel' Bianco 2021
We first stocked Frank's wines in the mid 2000s.
The light skin contact we apply on our white wines results in a combination of density as well as elegance and makes this wine very suited to accompany a wide variety of dishes and cuisine, from fish to white meat. The vineyards (Calderara, Borriglione, Crasà and Picciolo) are located between 620 and 750 m. above sea level. A blend of 50% grecanico dorato and 50% carricante. 2021 retains elegance, purity and density makes this wine very suited to accompany a wide variety of dishes and cuisine, from fish to white meat. Frank Cornelissen
Variety - Grecanico Dorato, Carricante
Country - Italy
Region - Sicily
Sub Region - Etna
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml
Frank Cornelissen is the owner of 19 hectares of vines rather high up on Mount Etna. Uniquely, he has been involved in wine his entire life. As the son of a wine broker in Belgium, he had the opportunity to be immersed in wine on a professional level from a very young age. Frank went on to produce his first wine in 2001 when he started with only 0.40 hectares of vines.
Under the complete understanding that man will never know the true power of nature, he thinks of himself more as an observer than a winemaker. He believes that he is learning all the time from mother nature and that she is making him and his wines better each vintage. Using multiple plots on the northern valley of Etna, low grape yields & late harvesting help him produce his iconic territorial wines from local varieties. He has become something of icon himself within the natural wine movement and his vintages are highly sort after and sell quickly. They are truly representative of the unique wine making soils and climatic conditions to be found on Europe’s highest volcano.