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Snooth User: rolifingers

Vermentino... Hey, what goes with it ?

Posted by rolifingers, Oct 19, 2011.
Edited Oct 19, 2011

 I recently had a wine I'd never tried before, a Vermentino from Lazio Italy, this was a varietal I'd never experienced. This was awesome, I had it on it's own as an aperitivo and also with duck & goose liver pate on crackers, mama mia this was awesome! Has anyone out there paired this wine with a particular food that made it pop ?

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Reply by Amanda Schuster, Oct 19, 2011.

Hi. Oh Vermentino is a really fun wine, glad you found it, and such a great alternative to Pinot Grigio. I really like it with shellfish, especially scallops. I also think it's a nice match to pesto. It would also go well with certain soups, like ham and pea soup, and minestrone. Definitely worth playing around. Enjoy!

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Reply by gardenchic, Oct 19, 2011.

Scallops and oysters are a natural match. But a seafood salad and fish soup are superb.

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Reply by rolifingers, Oct 19, 2011.

Thank you winenshine, You are right, I also thought that this is a great alternative to Pinot Grigio

gardenchic, the fish soup and Vermentino pairing sounds great.I'm also thinking linguini in a white clam sauce.

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Reply by gardenchic, Oct 19, 2011.

The linguini and white clam sauce sounds delish! I bet it would be great with oriental cuisine too, I would love to try it with ravioli and walnut sauce.

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Reply by rolifingers, Oct 22, 2011.

Yes,Vermentino should go great with oriental food, especially if it's spicy. I'm definitely going to cook with it, I like to pour white wine and chicken stock into a casserole when making rosemary chicken & potatos

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Reply by you1952008, Oct 24, 2011.

Here is an awesome veremtino at lot18.  We had a class with a nice chilled salad and it was amazing.

http://www.lot18.com/offer/f8353fe3cd5499dd47e6d391e7d1f98f/user:40630

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Reply by rolifingers, Oct 25, 2011.

Much appreciated you1952oo8, I will definitely try to find this, I'm really looking forward to trying many Vermentino's

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Reply by ScottLauraH, Oct 25, 2011.

We recently had a Vermentino from Lodi, CA called Uvaggio.  It was wonderful and very inexpensive!  I paired it with steamed shrimp seasoned with Old Bay.  It was delicious.

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Reply by rolifingers, Oct 25, 2011.

Funny SLH, I was just reading up on that particular Vermentino

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Reply by ScottLauraH, Oct 25, 2011.

Roli, apparently there was a lot of buzz about it, though I didn't realize it when we got it.  One of our distributors for the wine store brought it in for us to taste and said it was a nice wine and a great value.  We agreed and featured it on our weekly tasting.  We sold all but four bottles at the tasting, out of five cases.  The next morning I googled the wine and found a LOT of write ups on it online in various blogs and wine publications.  The buzz is correct though: it's a very nice wine, well priced and food friendly. 

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Reply by rolifingers, Oct 26, 2011.

SLH, if nearly 5 cases of this stuff went after a tasting, it must be really good. I believe you1952008 also recommended this wine in an earlier post.

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Reply by Bigrizz, Oct 28, 2011.

Its so nice to know that some people are stopping to taste the Vermentinos, I was lucky enough to live in Italy for 12yrs and it so happens that 2 of these were spent in Sardegnga, and in the north there is a small producer which is named Cappichiera, all I can say is that it will be forever one of my favorite wines for seafood especially lobster but also just to enjoy. If you can find it  buy it because out of Italy is quite difficult  to find but I'm sure that you will agree... I was lucky enough to work harvest one year and spent all my earnings on a few cases of un labeled nectar... I have tried the Uvaggio from Lodi and I'm sorry it is ok but in no way even comes close to the Sardegna varitles

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Reply by rolifingers, Oct 28, 2011.

Thank you Bigrizz, I will seek this out as well. There's actually an Italian wine shop around where I work in NYC,, I can inquire there as to it's availability. How cool that you worked a harvest in Italy.


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