Jermann Vinnae Ribolla Gialla (750ml)
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It started over a hundred years ago when Anton Jermann, following his instincts, left his homeland in Burgenland, Austria. His heart led him first to Slovenia in search of vines, but eventually across the Italian border to Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The Jermann winery was established in 1881 by Anton who is the great-grandfather of the current proprietor and winemaker, Silvio Jermann.
Silvio is lauded for his role in bringing quality wines from Friuli to the forefront of Italian winemaking. Today the winery produces more than 16 labels from almost 420 acres of vineyards. Silvio Jermann is widely considered the winemaker most representative of Friuli Venezia Giulia. He crafts quality wines year after year with innovation, deep pride for his heritage and respect for his predecessors and wholly concentrated on the end result of making exceptional wine.
It has a bright, pale straw shade and fruit aromas with a mineral undertone. On the palate it is dry, fresh and tangy with the unassuming elegance of an authentic country wine. Vinnae is delicious as an aperitif and it is also an excellent match for seafood starters and first course dishes with fish. Its freshness and irresistible drinkability make it an ideal summer white.
The name Vinnae was created for the 1983 vintage to celebrate the birth of Silvio Jermann’s second son and to commemorate the Jermann family’s 100 years of winemaking at Villanova. Five generations of the family have cultivated Ribolla in the Collio vineyards of the village, earning themselves the title of “vinnaioli” or “wine growers”; hence the choice of the name “Vinnae” of this Ribolla-based wine. The label was restyled in 2004 with the addition of a symbol of the Jermann family’s Austrio-Hungarian origins, a double-headed eagle found on an old barrel belonging to Silvio Jermann’s great grandfather Anton. The phrase “servus cella” is a reference to the cellar, while mention of the varieties of the cuvée recalls the three-fold heritages of Slovenia, Friuli and Austria, which pervade the spirit of the Collio.