Girolamo Russo - Sicilian Wine dinner 20 Feb

Situated on the northern slopes of the Etna volcano, between 650 & 780 metres above sea level, the Girolamo Russo estate was founded in 2005 by Giuseppe Russo, in memory of his late father.

The family are native of Passopisciaro, one of the key villages at the heart of the rebirth of Etna’s most important grape variety, Nerello Mascalese. The Russos have 15 hectares of vineyards surrounded by olive & hazelnut groves in & around Passopisciaro.
Many of the free-standing bush vines are over 80 years old, surviving in harmony with Etna’s black, mineral-rich volcanic soil.
Giuseppe works the vineyards organically & makes the wines himself. He vinifies each parcel of land separately, seeking out their individual identities in a series of wines that reflect the diverse character of their respective terroir.

 

Thursday 20 February

6.30pm for 7pm sit down
4 course & canapé & 9 wines $140pp

 

This wine dinner we are hosting winemaker Giuseppe Russo of Girolamo Russo to personally introduce his wines, as well as the dessert wines of Alagna from the town of Marsala.


Wine making has a long tradition in Sicily, but it is in the past 10-20 years that it has become more appreciated, respected & some people even compare the quality of the premium wines to those of Barolo or French Burgundy.

 

Canape 

Panelle Chick pea fritters & eggplant caponata
2015 Santa Maria La Nave ‘Tempesta ‘ Metodo classico’, Grecanico Dorato, Sicilia

Antipasti

Carpaccio Swordfish carpaccio
2018 Girolamo Russo ‘Nerina bianco’ , Carricante, Sicilia
2018 Girolamo Rosato, Nerello Mascalese, Sicilia

Pasta 

Busiate Housemade pasta, eggplant, sundried tomato pesto & ricotta salata
2017 Girolamo Russo ‘A Rina, Nerello Mascalese & Nerello Cappuccio, Sicilia
2017 Girolamo Russo San Lorenzo, Nerello Mascalese, Sicilia

Secondi 

Agnello Slow roasted lamb shank
2017 Girolamo Russo Calderara Sottana, Nerello Mascalese, Sicilia
2017 Girolamo Russo Feudo di Mezzo, Nerello Mascalese, Sicilia

Dolci

Cannoli Sicilian crunchy pastry with ricotta & candied fruits

Alagna Zibbibo, Sicilia
Alagna Marsala Dolce, Sicilia

 
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Please note the menu is subject to change due to seasonality & availability of produce