Silvio Jermann achieved success rather quickly, with the acclamation by the Italian press and, subsequently, foreign, of his Vintage Tunina, already in 1979. In 1987, however, just 8 years after the birth of the myth, he produced the first vintage of another wine destined to reap as many successes: W…Dreams… Curiously, in 1987, U2 released the album “The Joshua Three”, which contained the single “Where the streets have no name”, and it seems that Silvio, struggling with the choice of the name to give to his wine, was influenced by that song. The first name he was given was, in fact, “Where the Dreams have no end…” then, in 1996, it changed into “Were Dreams, now it is just wine!” and, in 2003, “W…. Dreams … …” that, according to the producer, should be interpreted with “Where Dreams can happen”, even if everyone is invited, from the same cellar, to give the label the preferred meaning.
Despite the name has changed, the wine has remained the same: a Chardonnay harvested in full ripeness, subjected to double sorting table, pressed and fermented and then allowed to mature for a year in barriques. As for conservation and aging, it is useful to remember that for a long time Jermann, following the example of other major international producers, began to use Stelvin screw caps also in his Reserve and, therefore, in this bottle.
This 2017 vintage, with a classic straw color with golden reflections, shows a rather evident consistency, likely revealing of a certain opulence, with a nose that develops on three directions: the vine, the soil and the aging. The Chardonnay is recognized in the classic hints of yellow almost over-ripe tropical fruits, the soil in a certain minerality savory-iodine, and the aging in small woods in notes of melted butter, vanilla and small pastry. The mouthfeel is soft and balsamic, with the buttery-glyceric component expanding in the mouth but which, when it seems to reach its peak, is balanced by a sapid-acidic sensation, making the sip elegant and creamy. The taste-olfactory correspondence is respected, with a slight prevalence of citrine notes, gooseberries, freshly mown grass and wildflower honey, evident in the mid-palate and constantly present, until a juicy conclusion.
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