Silvio Jermann’s wines have often been described as the finest white wines in Italy. 2006 saw the unveiling of their new winery which has been beautifully designed to sit in a ‘bowl’ amongst their vineyards. It is the talk of the region and very much indicative of Silvio Jermann’s forward-thinking approach to winemaking. Silvio uses unique blending methods prior to vinification to produce highly-prized wines with floral aromas and a piercing varietal character along with an elegance which will only become finer with age.
The name, Tunina, refers to the old owner of the land on which the original vineyard is located and it is dedicated to Casanova’s poorest lover, who was a governess in Venice and who was also known by the diminutive “Tunina” (Antonia).
For this particular grape blend, a selection is made of the best grapes which are gathered late, around two weeks after the normal harvest, on a surface of around 16 hectares of vineyard cultivated on Ronco del Fortino.
This is a genuine field blend. It has a brilliant straw-yellow colour with golden highlights. Its aroma is intense, full, with enormous elegance and persistence, and with hints of honey and wild flowers. Its taste is dry, velvety, and very well-orchestrated, with an exceptional persistence due to its particularly full body.
It is ideal as a pairing with starters that contain truffles as well as with a great variety of fish dishes, especially oven-baked fish and fish in sauce. It can easily be drunk with white meats. A particularly good match for this wine would be a pillow of fresh salmon stuffed with parmesan and artichoke.