Lis Neris “Jurosa” Chardonnay

lis neris jurosa chardonnay
LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2015

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.

 

“Bright straw color. Slightly muted aromas at first then pick up energy and vibrancy with aeration to offer hints of caramel apple, pear and canned pineapple. Bright and juicy in the mouth, with outstanding cut to the pomaceous orchard fruit flavors. Finishes long and clean with a hint of creamy lemon custard. A lovely wine.”

90 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2018