About the maker
After visiting Frank Cornelissen in Sicily in the early 2000's, to soon become his biggest customer in Italy, they forged a strong friendship and together started Ognostro.
'Ognostro' is a local term for wine in the Neapolitan dialect and literally translates to 'ink'. Whilst they primarrily source Aglianico grapes from low yielding vineyards in Campania, they also works with some Fiano grapes from the vineyards owned in the Municipality of Montemarano. 2018 was the first year when the grapes were not driven to Cornelissen's cantina on Etna and instead, Marco established his own mini winery in his garage. There are only a a couple thousand bottles produced from any one vintage each year.See the Marco Tinessa collection here