Frank Cornelissen

Frank Cornelissen Munjebel Perpetuum II NV


The initial blends of MunJebel rosso classico, crafted by Frank Cornelissen, artfully merged vintages to portray a broader expression of the terroir, a practice rooted in tradition and preferred for its comprehensive representation over singular vintage wines. However, by 2012, Cornelissen shifted towards focusing on single-vintage productions to achieve a more refined precision in the character of each wine. This transition marked a move away from the "old-school" style that characterized his earlier wines.

Despite this change, Cornelissen found himself nostalgic for the depth and classic profile of his original blends. In response, he revived this approach in 2016, employing a perpetual method similar to that used in the renowned solera systems of wine aging. This process led to the creation of MunJebel Perpetuum, a dynamic blend incorporating the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 vintages.

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Dry
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, NV
Alcohol:, 14%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Sicily
Appellation:, Terre Siciliane IGP
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Pasta all'Amatriciana.


Producer profile

Frank Cornelissen

Frank Cornelissen is one of the most famous natural winemakers in the world, consistently making sought-after wines in Sicily, near Mount Etna, from Nerello Mascalese and other Sicilian indigenous varieties.

Wine region

Sicily, Italy

Sicily is Italy's biggest island and region. The Strait of Messina (Stretto di Messina) separates it from the mainland. The capital of Sicily is Palermo, a majestically decadent multicultural city offering one of the richest culinary traditions in Italy.

The history and culture of Sicily are a tapestry of fascinating influences. This complexity is beautifully reflected in the diverse architecture of its cities. In Palermo, for instance, one can witness a unique blend of Arab, Greek, Roman, and Spanish influences, not just in the city's layout but also in its food and local language.

Sicily is Italy's third-biggest wine-producing country, behind Veneto and Tuscany. The quality of Sicilian wines has increased steadily in the past 30 years. Some international grape varietals—mainly chardonnay and syrah—have found a place in Sicilian viticulture, which is traditionally dominated by native varietals such as Nero d'Avola, Catarratto, Grillo, and Inzolia.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.