James Suckling Russiz Superiore, 2014 Russiz Superiore Pinot Grigio
"Wow. This is a serious pinot grigio with a salty, mineral and dried apple and pear character. Full body, lots of fruit and a bright finish. Solid pinot grigio that shows you the real deal. âÄîJames Suckling" â€“Oct 2015
Russiz Superiore is located in the municipality Capriva del Friuli, in the Collioâ€™s hilly terrain comprised of sandstone and loam rock. After destemming, the juice and pulp underwent cold maceration at controlled temperatures, followed by a gentle pressing to separate the grapes from the skins. Approximately 15% of the must fermented in oak barrels and 85% fermented in stainless steel vats. The wine aged on the lees for eight months. The finished wine is golden yellow in color, with a nose of pronounced ripe apples and pears with a hint of cut hay. In the mouth, a citrus-apple fruitiness plays off a crisp acidity that lingers on the palate.