Jermann, Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) Pinot Grigio 2022

($25):  If Jermann’s captivating Pinot Grigio was your first experience with Pinot Grigio, it would be easy to understand the popularity of the category.  Alas, few Pinot Grigio have the character of Jermann’s.  Subtly aromatic, Jermann’s refreshing 2022 Pinot Grigio has appeal that belies its lightweight density.  Weighing in at a mere 13 percent stated alcohol, it delivers far more complexity and vibrancy than the commercially made and vapid Pinot Grigio renditions that have become all too common and given the whole category a bad name.  If you want to know the heights that Pinot Grigio can achieve, uncork a bottle of Jermann’s.
91 Michael Apstein Mar 5, 2024