SON OF A BULL PINOT NOIR
Alex’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. Bright dark red colour with tinges of black to the edges and a light red hue. Fragrant hints of violets intermix with ripe cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruits followed by spicy fresh herb end notes. Light in body, juicy like red cherry and winter strawberry flavours decorate the mouth with notions of inky earth and spicy herbs lying underneath. Dryish finish with slightly chalky tannins, fresh acidity, and an aftertaste of moderate length.