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Cornelissen Frank

Since 2001, Frank Cornelissen has become an emblematic figure of the very singular vineyard of Etna, the Sicilian volcano known locally as "Mongibello" or "Munjebel". With total respect for nature, and with minimum of intervention, he signs authentic terroir driven wines that are intense and deep.

In 2001, Frank Cornelissen went from being a Belgian wine merchant specialising in Italian wines to a Sicilian winemaker and became an emblematic figure of the very special vineyards of Etna, the volcano known locally as "Mongibello" or "Munjebel". Located on the high slopes (between 600 and 1000 m) of the northern valley of Etna, he has created an estate that today has 22 hectares of vines, to which are added olive trees, fruit trees and cereals, worked according to a "philosophy" based on the acceptance of and respect for Nature in all its complexity, often misunderstood by man. The vines are planted with the varieties typical of the Etna terroir, mainly nerello mascalese, nerello capuccio, uva francese, carricante, catarratto, grecanico. No or very little ploughing (according to the principles of Fukuoka's "wild" agriculture), no treatments (except in exceptional cases), small yields and complete ripeness of the grapes. Vinification is carried out by long, gentle infusion in "neutral" vats (epoxy resin) and ageing is carried out in vats or in buried earthenware jars. In addition to the "generic" cuvées, Frank Cornelissen multiplies the parcel-based cuvées named Munjebel + the initials of each "cru" ("contrada"): MC, CS, VA. It is clear that these are authentic terroir wines, intensely and deeply.

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Terre Siciliane Contadino 2014

Cornelissen Frank

2014 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese et autres | 0,75 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

À majorité de vieilles vignes de nerello mascalese, complétées d'autres cépages (rouges et blancs), en provenance de différentes parcelles.

Price €38.00

Terre Siciliane Contadino 2015

Cornelissen Frank

2015 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese et autres | 0,75 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

À majorité de vieilles vignes de nerello mascalese, complétées d'autres cépages (rouges et blancs), en provenance de différentes parcelles.

Price €38.00

Contadino 2013

Cornelissen Frank

2013 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese & autres | 0,75 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

The majority of the vines are old nerello mascalese, complemented by other varieties (red and white) from different plots.

Price €38.00

Munjebel Bianco 2015

Cornelissen Frank

2015 | Blanc | Grecanico dorato, Carricante | 0,75 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

Based mainly on grecanico dorato and carricante, two typical Sicilian grape varieties, a white a white wine made from a maceration of a few days with the skins for the full expression of expression of the aromas.

Price €46.00

Munjebel Bianco 8 (2011)

Cornelissen Frank

2011 | Blanc | Grecanico dorato, Carricante | 0,75 L | VDT | Italie

Based mainly on grecanico dorato and carricante, two typical Sicilian grape varieties, a white a white wine made from a maceration of a few days with the skins for the full expression of expression of the aromas.

Price €55.00

Terre Siciliane Munjebel 2015

Cornelissen Frank

2015 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese | 0,75 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

Entièrement issue de vieilles vignes de nerello mascalese de différentes parcelles – notamment de “crus” –, la cuvée “classique” du domaine. 

Price €59.00

Munjebel 2014

Cornelissen Frank

2014 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese | 0,75 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

Entirely made from old vines of nerello mascalese from different plots - especially of "crus" - the "classic" vintage of the estate.

Price €59.00

Munjebel CS 2015

Cornelissen Frank

2015 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese | 0,75 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

A unique terroir, located in the Chiusa Spagnolo area, a kind of volcanic rock amphitheater in the "contrada" Zottorinoto, with old vines of nerello mascalese frank of foot (planted around 1925).

Price €59.00

Munjebel 9 2012

Cornelissen Frank

2012 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese | 0,75 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

Entirely made from old vines of nerello mascalese from different plots - especially of "crus" - the "classic" vintage of the estate.

Price €63.00

Terre Siciliane Munjebel 9 2012 (Jéroboam)

Cornelissen Frank

2012 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese | 3 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

Entièrement issue de vieilles vignes de nerello mascalese de différentes parcelles – notamment de “crus” –, la cuvée “classique” du domaine.

Price €220.00

Terre Siciliane Munjebel 9 CS 2012 (Jéroboam)

Cornelissen Frank

2012 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese | 3 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

Un terroir unique, situé dans le cru Chiusa Spagnolo, sorte d'amphithéâtre de roche volcanique dans la contrada Zottorinoto, avec des vieilles vignes de nerello mascalese franches de pied (plantées vers 1925).

Price €260.00

Terre Siciliane Munjebel 7 - 10e Anniversaire 2010 (Magnum)

Cornelissen Frank

2010 | Rouge | Nerello mascalese | 1,5 L | Terre Siciliane | Italie

La contrada Barbabecchi, autour de 900 m d'altitude et exposée au soleil levant, avec ses très vieilles vignes centenaires de nerello mascalese franches de pied, donne le “grand cru” Magma du domaine dans les millésimes exceptionnels. En 2010 elle a offert cette cuvée “anniversaire”.

Price €450.00