Jermann Vintage Tunina 2009
Brilliant straw yellow with golden reflections; the bouquet is ample and intense, very elegant and persistent, with bright, joyful aromas of honey and country flowers confirmed on the full-bodied, silky-textured, well balanced and incredibly long-lasting palate.
Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, and Picolit. In 1881, the Austrian Anotonio Jermann settled in Villanova di Farra, founding what was to become Friuli's premier wine estate. Great-grandson Silvio, a graduate of two of Italy's most celebrated oenological schools—Conegliano and Istituto di San Michele—today leads the way in Italian white wine, producing examples that are the very essence of varietal expression; multilayered and complex. A blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and the rare, delicate Picolit grape, the wine was produced as early as 1973. Its first official release under the present name, however, was in 1975. Since then, it has become one of the world's veritable cult whites, famed for its complexity, breed and longevity. This wine pairs extremely well with first courses with truffles, fish dishes and poultry. Great with fresh salmon stuffed with Parmesan cheese and artichokes.