Vermentino Di Sardinia Wine

Vermentino di Sardinia (or di Sardegna) is a DOC wine that encompasses the entirety of the southern Italian island. As the name suggests, it features the white Vermentino grape. The theories behind the origins of this grape are interesting. One suggestion is that it was brought south from Liguria, and thrived better in the warmer conditions. Another is that it comes from Spain, transplanted during one of many historic cultural migrations or political takeovers. It may have French origins, as it has been found to be the same grape as what is called “Rolle” in Provence and Languedoc Rousillon. Vermentino is also a significant grape in Corsica. It might have made the roundabout journey from Spain, to Corsica, to Liguria, then back down to Sardinia.

But since the vines speak with expression and not actual words, perhaps we’ll never know where this tasty little grape was born. But it does express itself throughout Sardinia. Typically, this is a dry, refreshing, slightly aromatic wine with Read more »

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