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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Jermann Red Angel in the Moonlight Pinot Noir 2009
Jermann Red Angel in the Moonlight Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 116683)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It has a fine ruby red color. Its aroma is heady, well-orchestrated, and slightly herbaceous. The Pinot Nero variety stands out with elegant finesse. Its taste is delicate, elegant, and full-bodied, and it is slightly sweet and balanced.

It is paired with central European dishes and with oven-baked fish dishes. Its delicacy means it is highly appreciated with white truffle dishes.

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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.