Lis Neris “Jurosa” Chardonnay

lis neris jurosa chardonnay
LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2013

LCBO Vintages Classics Collection

 

“Alvaro Pecorari and his family are protagonists in the new wave of excellent vintners who have given life to the modern Friuli wine identity. His efforts focus primarily on mono-varietal expressions of white grapes and his beautiful wines are meticulously aged on fine lees with frequent batonnage. They are unified by a profound sense of depth and elegance.”
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Dec 2013

 

It might sound strange, but until the end of the 1970’s, a grape as common around the world as Chardonnay was, in Friuli, confused with Pinot Bianco. Although the varietal has great potential, it has not yet found a place in producers’ hearts. It is possible to find wines that prove that the great Chardonnays of Friuli can compete with great Chardonnays from other areas of the world: Jurosa is one of them. This is Chardonnay from the calcareous, gravel soil of the Jurosa-Gris vineyard on the right bank of the Isonzo River, fermented and matured on fine lees in French oak. The wine remains in barrel for nearly a year to mature, followed by an additional 12 months in the cellar after bottling. Pair with roast chicken or rabbit braised with thyme.

 

“Lis Neris makes a fine Italian Chardonnay. The 2013 Friuli Isonzo Chardonnay Jurosa is a soft and yielding white wine with fragrant layers of stone fruit, baked apple and a touch of exotic spice. Those aromas are the starting point for a bouquet that reveals much more complexity as the wine opens in the glass. Defined mineral notes also make a brief, but meaningful appearance. The wine shows mellow texture backed by a much needed point of fresh acidity.”

93 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, May 2016

 

“A beautiful chardonnay with lemon curd, light vanilla and cooked apple aromas and flavors. Full body, lots of delicious ripe fruit and fresh acidity. Yet rich and flavorful. Drink or hold.” 

93 points, JamesSuckling.com, Nov 2015