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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Jermann Pinot Grigio 2007
Jermann Pinot Grigio 2007
(search item no. 96502)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense straw yellow with a delicate shade of rose; the bouquet is ample, fruity and intense, with excellent persistence. On the palate, full body, mellow and especially well balanced.

A great match for Italian fare such as fish soup, grilled fish, champignon and porcini mushrooms. Heavenly with small, cuttlefish lasagna in shrimp sauce.

Expected cellar life: 2-3 years.

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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.