A field blend of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, Picolit. Vintage Tunina is One of the great whites of the world. Swirling perfume, seductive mouthfeel and deliciousness all around. Wild flowers, exotic fruits and ever changing in the glass. This is a wine that will thrill at any age. Serve with fish, white meats or mild soft cheese.
The Jermann story starts in 1881 but become a world story after 1970 when Silvio Jermann took over the family estate. Innovative, passionate and skillful the wines here, especially the whites are amazing. None more so than Vintage Tunina.
In the very North East of Italy you will find this region that displays a noticeable Slavic and Germanic influence in their culture. The regional wines are mostly celebrated for the aromatic, textural and sometimes crazy whites. The region has 11 DOC and 3 DOCG appellations. It is very hard to discern a producers particular style without guidance here. But the wines can and often are outstanding.
Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is a stunning and exuberant array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.
Istrian Malvazia/Malvazija Istarska
DNA test shows it is no relation to the more commonly seen Malvasia varieties and that it is a local grape to Istria. It’s moderate yields and disease resistance are much desired. Good acid and a pretty nose are common in the wines it makes.