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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Jermann Capo Martino (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
Jermann Capo Martino (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
(search item no. 111565)
collectible wine
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend of the white varietals cru Ribolla Gialla, Tocai, Malvasia, and Picolit.

Beautiful golden yellow in color, brilliant and luminous. The nose is intense and complex, with notes of ripe fruit–Mediterranean and tropical–and dried flowers, barely touched by a subtle veil of vanilla. Apples, bananas, hazelnuts, genista and passionflower stand out. On the palate, it's pure velvet, showing perfect balance of flavors, delicate aromatic qualities, endless persistence. Excellent with chickpea puree and sautéed octopus with rosemary.

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About Jermann:

Silvio Jermann does not look like a revolutionary. More like a shy young college professor. Nothing about him is aggressive or flamboyant, not even his fair good looks. Yet here is the man who changed Italian wine history and created a new era in white vinification.

Heir to a traditional Friulian winery - founded by his Austrian great-grandfather Antonio in 1881 -Silvio graduated from two renowned wine academies, Conegliano and Istituto di San Michele. As early as his senior year, he determined to explore new courses in wine-making, and soon moved to Canada. Silvio's voluntary exile broadened his scope and allowed him a freedom of research which would have been unthinkable at home, where his parents, Angelo and Bruna, favored more conservative views.

Today, Silvio has not only converted his parents; he has won over the wine-making world.

His extraordinary, multi-layered, extract-loaded whites are as many landmarks of contemporary viniculture. Their inspired individual style speaks of a will of steel, and an almost mystical view of wine; of Collio's incredible terroir and Silvio's daring flair; of tiny vineyards he personally monitors, and unique blends of indigenous and international varieties.

At once revolutionary and instant classics, immaculate and complex, these wines express the essence of each varietal character to its purest and fullest degree.