Russolo Due 2017 Chardonnay Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

I do love Chardonnay, especially cool climate Italian styles that are lightly pressed into stainless steel, fermented at low temperatures to retain the purity of the fruit and utilise wild yeasts. It’s 84% Chardonnay with the remainder being Sauvignon Blanc and is not kept on lees long so that it is fruit forward.

 

It's really great to see a Chardonnay Sauvignon from a cool climate without oak. I know I know, in Australia for a long time we saw big buttery cheap Chardonnay that put everyone off drinking them. This is different in every way. Bright characters of white peach and nectarine are aromatic and fresh on the nose. This then translates well onto the palate, with the addition of the Sauvignon giving it a slight tropical character.

 

Enjoy Me With

Aunt Jan. She will tell you she doesn’t like Chardonnay, but trust me she will love this and not even realise that it is in fact a Chardonnay. I tried this trick with my fiancé (a devout disliker of said varietal) and it worked!

 

On the food front my pick is salads, fresh seafood and maybe even some chicken liver parfait. You're welcome - Jeremy.

 

Vineyard in Focus

Azienda Agricola Russolo has been in the Russolo family since the late 1800’s, with the family being known as pioneers of wine making in the Province of Pordenone, just north of Venice.

 

The winery relocated in the early 2000's to San Quirino, a village to the west of the Italian region of Friuli. This region is characterised by the Pordonese Dolomite ranges. The terroir is much like a mountain valley floor, with cool winds and constant temperature. This combination ensures great acidity, minerality and a fruit driven element. Russolo wines are created with quality in mind, hand picked, with careful wine making practices that preserves the characters influenced by terroir and the grape varieties selected.