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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Jermann Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2009
Jermann Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2009
(search item no. 109944)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Pinot Grigio. This winery sets the standard as an exceptional fine wine noted for complexity, impressive concentration, depth of flavor and quality. This is a wine that is fresh and lively, with depth, weight on the palate and a round texture. Often emulated but never duplicated!

It is paired with fish soups, chargrilled seafood and various dishes based on field mushrooms and porcini mushrooms. This wine is wonderful with squid ink lasagnette pasta and crayfish sauce.

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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.