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.
Panelle Chick pea fritters & eggplant caponata
2015 Santa Maria La Nave ‘Tempesta ‘ Metodo classico’, Grecanico Dorato, Sicilia
Carpaccio Swordfish carpaccio
2018 Girolamo Russo ‘Nerina bianco’ , Carricante, Sicilia
2018 Girolamo Rosato, Nerello Mascalese, Sicilia
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
Agnello Slow roasted lamb shank
2017 Girolamo Russo Calderara Sottana, Nerello Mascalese, Sicilia
2017 Girolamo Russo Feudo di Mezzo, Nerello Mascalese, Sicilia
Cannoli Sicilian crunchy pastry with ricotta & candied fruits
Alagna Zibbibo, Sicilia
Alagna Marsala Dolce, Sicilia
Please note the menu is subject to change due to seasonality & availability of produce