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Alex Russell’s obsession with quality and sustainability is unwavering. Nowhere is that more evident than with the release of his newest label, Russell & Suitor. Endlessly zealous about quality and craft, 2019 has seen Alex has set his sights on the cooler climate of Pipers River, north of Launceston, Tasmania.
Under Russell & Suitor, Alex has been reinvigorated by the idyllic and pristine terroir of Tasmania, and the new opportunities such a climate presents. Alex has grabbed the bull by the horns with that familiar confidence beloved by Alex Russell Wines loyalists, yet with the gentle hand required of cool-climate winemaking.
Cool and dry.
The grapes were picked in the cool of the night and bottled early to lock in all its fresh characters.
Bright dark brick red colour with tinges of black to the edges and a light red hue. On the nose it’s all about fleshy dark fruit and plums integrated with spicy French oak and a dash of musk. On the palate, soft tannins open the gate to a subtle mid palate followed by a long soft finish. This vintage is a delightful mix of sweet fruit, a touch of garrigue and a savoury edge.
Duck, rabbit, lamb or just on its own.