Sparkling straw-yellow color. To the nose it offers charm and complexity, with aromas of rare elegance and refinement. Exotic hints of ripened fruit, melted butter, vanilla and pastry prevail. In the mouth it keeps all the promises made to the nose, follows through on them, and embellishes them with gentle flavors and aromatic nuances that are fresh and persistent.
95pts James Suckling "This is always a very complex and complete white with cooked apples, pears, light lemon curd and vanilla. Hints of minerals. It's full-bodied with a round, delicious palate. Beautiful, ripe fruit and length. Drinkable now, but better in 2022 and onwards."
92pts Wine Spectator "There's a rich, toasty edge to this vibrant, medium-bodied white, enmeshed with flavors of ripe Jonagold apple and melon fruit. There's good drive, with a salty mineral undertow and accents of ground ginger, chopped hazelnut and orchard blossom rippling on the finish."
90pts Wine Enthusiast "Aromas of French oak, toast and yellow apple are front and center. Made predominantly with Chardonnay and aged in oak barrels, it has a smooth, elegant palate offering ripe pear, white peach, vanilla and butterscotch alongside fresh acidity."
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 full degree.
1.5L / 13% ABV