Azienda Agricola Russolo

The history of the Russolo family has been intertwined with the world of oenology for more than a century. It all started at the end of the 19th century when Giovanni Russolo began to make a name for himself as a wine producer in the Pordenone area...

In the 1960s, Rino Russolo became a leading player Italian winemaking history. The company assumed its current form in 1974, when Iginio and his wife Sonia set up their own new business.
With the acquisition of the San Quirino vineyards in 1990, a fourth generation became operational within the company, and with the support of Anotonella and Rino, new challenges were confronted.
At the turn of the new century, Antonella left the firm’s old headquarters and moved to the new vineyards in San Quirino, built in the heart of the company’s main production area known as Ronco Calaj.

Contact details
Azienda Agricola Russolo Rino
Via a San Rocco 58/a
Tel +39 0434 919577
Fax +39 0434 917361
Email info@russolo.itt
VAT number 01175050937


The Aroma

The aromatic potential of a wine producer derives directly from:

- The microclimate.
- The local territory.

Our territory is San Quirino, a village in the west of the Italian region of Friuli, an area characterised by its proximity to the Pordenonese Dolomites.
Our microclimate is influenced by a notable atmospheric temperature range, because in San Quirino there are no chains of hills providing a barrier between the mountains and the plateau.
San Quirino’s climate is similar to that of a typical mountain valley floor. The foehn winds from the mountains have a profound effect on our microclimate.
During the night, the elements synthesised by the plant during the day are utilised in a variety of ways: at constant temperatures, they are used in order to generate leaf growth, at low temperatures (atmospheric temperature range) they are accumulated in the grapes, thus increasing acidity and the aromatic content of the grape.

Mineral tones

The heavy presence of pebbles and stones in the vineyard characterises winemaking in northern Pordenone area.

- The mineral tone is a complex set of taste sensations determined by the interaction of flavour and acidity.
- According to the French school of though, mineral tones are determined by the “terroir”, or the land.
- The type of soil or earth as well as other environmental factors influence the mineral tones of a wine.


A family philosophy.

The pleasantness of a wine is achieved through balance. The balance which leads to pleasantness is also the balance between nose and palate.
Balance in the mouth is obtained through the harmony of the various tastes contained in the wine.
If one sensation is not in equilibrium with the others the wine loses harmony and is no longer pleasant. Excess or shortage of any kind generates an unpleasant and unnatural sensation.

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