JERMANN 'WHERE DREAMS HAVE NO END' CHARDONNAY 2018
Type of soils: marly sandstone.
Type of growing: Guyot with up to 7,900 grapevines per hectare.
Produced with grapes: Chardonnay
Alcohol content: 13,5%.
Acidity: 6.50 ‰.
Foreseen wine duration: 8 - 10 years.
Refinement: 11 months in small 300 ln barrels made of French durmast.
Tasting trial: “…Dreams…” from Chardonnay grapes. It features a straw
yellow, bright colour. On smelling, it expresses complexity and beauty
with scents of rare elegancy and sophistication. Some exotic scents of
ripened fruits prevail, along with melted butter, vanilla, pastry. On the
palate, it keeps all the promises coming from the smelling test, and
confirms them by enriching them with gentle tastes and fresh, aromatic
and persisting nuances. (Duemilavini Guida 2003 A.I.S., Dreams 2000)
Remarks: Dedicated to the rock album entitled “The Joshua Tree” by
the U2 released in 1987 and more specifically the song “Where the
streets have no Name”. This wine was made with the 1987 harvest
and throughout the years its name has undergone some changes.
The first 9 year cycle with the name “Where the Dreams have no end…”,
had the peculiarity of changing the colour of the capsule every year by
drawing from the seven colours of the iris plus the white (representing
light) and the black (darkness) on the label, starting from the white
anti-clockwise. And, the fourth moon stages were illustrated too.
In 1996 it became “Were Dreams, now it is just wine!”, for other seven
years, with a blue capsule where the Hale-Boop comet, appearing at sunset
from that year, was stylized. Eventually in 2003 a step back to the origin
with: “W…. Dreams … ……”, by adding below it, the year of the harvest
and by drawing Mars (my leading planet) on its capsule. And indeed in
2003, on 25th December, the European spacecraft Mars Express landed on
Mars, which had never been so close to the earth for 60,000 years. We
interpreted its dots in “Where Dreams can happen” even though everyone
is free to take different inspirations. With the 2011 harvest on the occasion
of the 25th wine production year, we decided to make use of only screw
caps. It was an obligatory way: screw capping especially with top wine,
can guarantee the quality that every day we create in our vineyard first
and then in cellar.