Wine Experience

Frank Cornelissen

 Mt Etna - Sicily - Italy 

Frank Cornelissen

“These are some of the most fascinating wines coming out of Italy. These are for drinkers wanting expand their horizons and see what is possible when man intelligently takes a step backwards and lets the ‘terra’ do the talking.” - Jamie Goode, WINE ANORAK

If we could only source more Frank Cornelissen to satisfy demand! These seriously sought after Italian natural wines from Etna in Siciliy have a cult following around the world and are imported in microscopic quantities into Australia. A Belgian native by origin Frank has all his life been fascinated by wine, especially the polarising philosophical questions around what ‘wine' actually is. He may have started off his wine journey drinking Domaine Romanee Conti with his father, but today his own approach to crafting wine emphasises a ‘natural' non interventionist methodology in the vineyard and winery believing as he does that one should taste the soil in the wine more so than simple fruit. 

“Our farming philosophy is based on our acceptance of the fact that man will never be able to understand nature’s full complexity and interactions. We therefore choose to concentrate on observing and learning the movements of Mother Earth in her various energetic and cosmic passages and prefer to follow her indications as to what to do, instead of deciding ourselves. Consequently, this has taken us to avoiding all possible interventions on the land we cultivate, including any treatments, whether chemical, organic, or biodynamic, as these are all a mere reflection of the inability of man to accept nature as she is and will be.”

Extremely low yields, extended skin contact and aging in Amphorae buried in volcanic earth with absolutely no additions including no sulphur is the norm for these wines. As Frank explains - "The skins, seeds and nascent wine remain unseparated during the entire transformation, maintaining a cosmic link, and enabling extraction of all possible aromas of soil and territory..."
 
These are definitely unique Italian wines and extremely limited. 

 

Frank Cornelissen

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Frank Cornelissen Magma Rosso Etna - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

Our “Grand Vin” from our Barbabecchi vineyard at 910m. asl. Planted around 1910 and North-North East exposed, capturing the first and c...

$450.00as part of any six
$500.00single bottle
$1,215.00per case of 3

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 3 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Bianco - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Whites | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

The 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...

$96.00as part of any six
$107.00single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 5 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel CR Campo Re Rosso - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

This pure Nerello Mascalese from the vineyard site Campo Re has for years been blended into the Contadino. This is the first year we have vinified...

$135.00as part of any six
$150.00single bottle
$810.00per case of 6

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel CS Chiusa Spagnolo Rosso - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from our ungrafted cru Chiusa Spagnola, a sub zone from the contrada Zottorinotto, situated lower in the valley f...

$135.00as part of any six
$150.00single bottle
$810.00per case of 6

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel FM Feudo di Mezzo sottana - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

Feudo di Mezzo as a contrada is very vaste and therefore I prefer to separate the bottom part (sottana) from the upper part (soprana or Porcaria)....

$135.00as part of any six
$150.00single bottle
$810.00per case of 6

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel MC Monte Colla Rosso - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from our cru in contrada Monte Colla. An extremely steep and terraced vineyard, beautifully exposed to sun and wi...

$135.00as part of any six
$150.00single bottle
$810.00per case of 6

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel PA Feudo di Mezzo-Porcaria Rosso - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

This pure Nerello Mascalese comes from our old vine alberello cru Porcaria, situated at 640 m. asl. in the contrada Feudo di Mezzo. A special locat...

$135.00as part of any six
$150.00single bottle
$810.00per case of 6

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Rosso 1.5L Magnum Etna - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

Magnum - Extremely limited

A rich and fragrant wine of pure Nerello Mascalese from different vineyards, partly from our best parcels wher...

$198.00as part of any six
$220.00single bottle

Out of Stock Out of Stock


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Rosso Etna - Sicily
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

A rich and fragrant wine of pure Nerello Mascalese from different vineyards, partly from our crus as well as the designated plots: Chiusa Spagnola,...

$99.00as part of any six
$110.00single bottle

Frank Cornelissen Munjebel VA Vigne Alte Rosso - Sicily
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

This pure Nerello Mascalese is a blend from our 3 highest vineyards (Vigne Alte): Pettinociarelle, Monte Dolce and Tartaraci. It expresses beautifu...

$135.00as part of any six
$150.00single bottle
$810.00per case of 6

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosso Etna - Sicily
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

A field-blend of mostly Nerello Mascalese (85%) with other local varietals from our old vine vineyards: Nerello Capuccio, Allicante Boush...

$51.30as part of any six
$57.00single bottle
$615.60per case of 12

Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosso Etna 1.5L Magnum - Sicily
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Frank Cornelissen
Region: Italy

**Magnum** Very limited. 

Nerello Mascalese 85%, Nerello Capuccio, Minella Nera, Allicante Bouschet, Minella Bianco

O...

$130.00single magnum

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 1 bottles.


Product Vintage Price Min order
Frank Cornelissen Magma Rosso Etna - Sicily 2017
$450.00 as part of any six
$500.00 single bottle
$1,215.00 per case of 3
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 3 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Bianco - Sicily 2017
$96.00 as part of any six
$107.00 single bottle
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 5 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel CR Campo Re Rosso - Sicily 2017
$135.00 as part of any six
$150.00 single bottle
$810.00 per case of 6
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel CS Chiusa Spagnolo Rosso - Sicily 2017
$135.00 as part of any six
$150.00 single bottle
$810.00 per case of 6
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel FM Feudo di Mezzo sottana - Sicily 2017
$135.00 as part of any six
$150.00 single bottle
$810.00 per case of 6
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel MC Monte Colla Rosso - Sicily 2017
$135.00 as part of any six
$150.00 single bottle
$810.00 per case of 6
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel PA Feudo di Mezzo-Porcaria Rosso - Sicily 2017
$135.00 as part of any six
$150.00 single bottle
$810.00 per case of 6
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Rosso 1.5L Magnum Etna - Sicily 2017
$198.00 as part of any six
$220.00 single bottle
1

Out of Stock Out of Stock


Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Rosso Etna - Sicily 2018
$99.00 as part of any six
$110.00 single bottle
1

Frank Cornelissen Munjebel VA Vigne Alte Rosso - Sicily 2017
$135.00 as part of any six
$150.00 single bottle
$810.00 per case of 6
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosso Etna - Sicily 2018
$51.30 as part of any six
$57.00 single bottle
$615.60 per case of 12
1

Frank Cornelissen Susucaru Rosso Etna 1.5L Magnum - Sicily 2018
$130.00 single magnum
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 1 bottles.


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