Russell and Suitor Alejandro Prosecco
Under the expert eye of award winning winemaker, Alex Russell, Alex Russell Wines has for the last six years raised the bar of winemaking in South Australia’s Riverland region. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, both locally and internationally, Alex’s motivation to create the best possible product has resulted in a diverse range of premium alternative wines.
The Alejandro range of wines are inspired by the sun-beaten soils of Southern Spain. The varieties grown for Alejandro adapt exceptionally well to the climate of the Murray Darling which mirrors that of their ancestral homes. Dark and fruit-driven, Alejandro wines are the perfect companions for all things tapas.
Above: Alex and Russell vineyard
Alex’s obsession with quality and sustainability is unwavering. Nowhere is that more evident than with the release of his newest range of wines under the Russell & Suitor banner. 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.
While continuing to produce alternate varietal wines from the Riverland and Mildura region of South Australia, Russell & Suitor will be creating premium Tasmanian wines from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer to name a few.
With new lands come new opportunities and under Russell & Suitor, Alex will continue his tireless pursuit to create the best value and highest quality wines possible.
Left: Winemaker Alex Russell; Right: Alejandro Prosecco 2020
Alex and Russell's Alejandro Prosecco 2020 was made in 2020 by winemaker Alex Russell. The grape variety is 100% prosecco, grown in the Riverland wine region.
Pale green straw.
Neutral nose in general but a dash of green apple to gooseberry.
This Prosecco is a crunchy dry wine with limited residual sugar, balanced by a small addition of malic acid.
The grapes were harvested at night and gently cold-pressed immediately. The clean, pure juice was allowed to settle then racked and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve delicate aroma and flavour.The wine was then transferred to steel tanks to undergo a secondary fermentation (Charmat process) that generates the lovely natural fine bubbles Prosecco is noted for.
A perfect aperitif wine, especially on warm summer days with celebratory cuisine such as seafood, panettone or parma ham and rockmelon.
Vintage began early in with the majority of harvesting being completed by April. It was a warmer than average season with hot and dry conditions. It was also a generally dry season across the state, reducing disease pressure.
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