Frank Cornelissen established his estate on the northern side of Mt Etna (Sicily) in 2001. The Belgian native has become a cult producer and one of the most sought after producers in Sicily, consistently making mindblowing wine in small enough quantities that we only see tiny amounts here in Australia.
The Susucaru is a field blend of 85% Nerello Mascalese with bits of other ancient local varieties: Nerello Capuccio, Minella Nero, Uva Francesa and Minella Bianco. It's so elegant and structured, displaying raspberry, strawberry, dark cherry, blood orange with a minerality and touch of earthyness. Gorgeous rare Sicilian wine with luscious fruit and tannin despite its lighter appearance. Amazing!
The 2019 Munjabel Bianco (50% Grecanico Dorato & 50% Carricante) is made from these local varieties (although Grecanico has been found to be genetically identical to Garganega used in Soave!) with a short period of skin contact. It's got character oozing out of every drop, with citrus, stonefruit and honey. Medium bodied with a fresh acidity and a load of minerality. A superb and unique Sicilian beauty!