Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel (Classico) Rosso Nerello Mascalese

9.1134 ratings
8.930 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
terroirista-cy

The man the legend Frank Cornelissen, this one is 700lts from 2010 vintage & 1,500lts from 2011 vintage and comes from; Contrada Porcaria, Marchesa Soprana, Charanchello & Monte Colla vineyards......
I simply want to thank all those who criticize Frank and "claim" this is "no wine" so we who love it's great attributes can enjoy more of it

The man the legend Frank Cornelissen, this one is 700lts from 2010 vintage & 1,500lts from 2011 vintage and comes from; Contrada Porcaria, Marchesa Soprana, Charanchello & Monte Colla vineyards......
I simply want to thank all those who criticize Frank and "claim" this is "no wine" so we who love it's great attributes can enjoy more of it

2 people found it helpfulApr 13th, 2015
Elena Mercado

Classic cornelissen. Rust, blood, sexiness.

Classic cornelissen. Rust, blood, sexiness.

2 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2014
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

7.3

Cloudy barn red with a brown-tinged rim. More floral than the Munjabel 6 and very slightly less oxidative, but the palate is similar, with a spritzy texture and savory notes of tea, cured meats, and almost tobacco. A light-textured but curious wine with profound acidity. The vintage isn’t stated on the label and tech sheets are unavailable, but previous vintages have been made from 100% Nerello Mascalese. 14% abv (sample)

Cloudy barn red with a brown-tinged rim. More floral than the Munjabel 6 and very slightly less oxidative, but the palate is similar, with a spritzy texture and savory notes of tea, cured meats, and almost tobacco. A light-textured but curious wine with profound acidity. The vintage isn’t stated on the label and tech sheets are unavailable, but previous vintages have been made from 100% Nerello Mascalese. 14% abv (sample)

Aug 20th, 2015
Chris Tocci

Owner/wine director La Griglia and Water & Wine Restaurants

8.6

A little too much funk

A little too much funk

Aug 8th, 2015
Erica Orr

I'd heard the stories... But was pleasantly surprised. Spritzy, super hazy, more savory than fruity, more like food than wine. From reading the delectable notes, it sounds like we got lucky with this mag?

I'd heard the stories... But was pleasantly surprised. Spritzy, super hazy, more savory than fruity, more like food than wine. From reading the delectable notes, it sounds like we got lucky with this mag?

Jun 23rd, 2015
Charles Fairbanks

This is a dirty, dirty mess. If the goal was to ignore fermentation/aging until bottling, this wine hits it out of the park.

This is a dirty, dirty mess. If the goal was to ignore fermentation/aging until bottling, this wine hits it out of the park.

May 24th, 2015
Robert Love

(NV but mostly 2010 fruit) All natural Nerello Mascalese; no sulphur. Funky nose of red cherry, liquorice, and dry leaves with a bretty barnyard note. Rich and sweet in the mouth, firm and structured, long finish. Evolved greatly as it decanted. Drink in the next year or two.

(NV but mostly 2010 fruit) All natural Nerello Mascalese; no sulphur. Funky nose of red cherry, liquorice, and dry leaves with a bretty barnyard note. Rich and sweet in the mouth, firm and structured, long finish. Evolved greatly as it decanted. Drink in the next year or two.

Apr 5th, 2015
Rebecca Le Good

Mad.

Mar 23rd, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.4

All the hot rock cherry pie wrapped in tannin and dunked in acidity, with some extra crazy non-oak cinnamon and clove sprinkles. Do not attempt without food. Brett and VA in check in this bottle. When they're good, they're great. This is great.

All the hot rock cherry pie wrapped in tannin and dunked in acidity, with some extra crazy non-oak cinnamon and clove sprinkles. Do not attempt without food. Brett and VA in check in this bottle. When they're good, they're great. This is great.

Feb 23rd, 2015