Vermentino

Common synonyms: Rolle, Rollo, Pigato, Malvasoie de Corse, Favorita, Favoria, Malvasie, Formentino

Parentage of the grape: native of Liguria (though originally thought to come from Spain)
 
History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified as the same grape as Pigato from Liguria, which would put rumors of its Spanish migration to that place to rest. It was likely consumed as far back as the 13th century. Whatever the story, no doubt the grape likes the Mediterranean climate, and thrives in places like Corsica (where it is the signature varietal, called “Malvasoie de Corse”), Sardinia, coastal Tuscany, Southern France (where it is called “Rolle”) and Spain. It eventually made its way to the New World as these varietals have been known to do. In 2009, President Barack Obama presented a bottle of North Carolinan Vermentino to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi during an official visit. His reaction is not Read more »

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  • Well not all odd grapes make good wine and not all wine ages gracefully.  ... acidity, not unlike a crisp vermentin Read More

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  • That is something completely different.  In fact, I'd love to visit ... ... a lake of Cannonau and Vermentino.  The latter variety is reportedly quite pleasant from Sardinia, but I am not a fan of the grape myself - just slightly too bitter in the cheaper examples.  Still, I may give it a try, and I shall definitely look for a Cannonau.Cheer Read More

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  • Terra Nostra Vermentinu NV

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  • Quite possibly the finest Bedrock I have ever opened. A generous gift from ... that Hers Vermentino is my favorite wine from RYME Read More

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  • Agreed, sounds right up my alley re: obscure but tasty grape juice.We went with a California vermentino tonight from Ryme.  Ryme is a husband and wife winemaking team and they put out two vermentinos, one "His" and the other "Hers.  Both the CFO and I agree that "Hers" is better than "His".More on the creamy lemon side with a bit of ripe pear an... Read More

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  • You know the wines of Tuscany, sure – but it’s such a blanket term. ... ... region right now.  VermentinoThis is a grape at which Maremma excels and you will see a lot of it coming out of the region. Most believe it hails from northwest Italy. There is a certain essence to this grape – an underlying fizz, a buzz, that hearkens to the first cut... Read More

    From the article One of Tuscany's Best Kept Secrets


  • La Vieille Ferme Blanc Luberon 2017

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    This wine is simply astounding value at about nine dollars US (12 $C in ... ... lots of good white fruit. Vermentino and Grenache Blanc seem to dominate. For parties at Yuletide, this cannot be beat. Medium finish and tasty... 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Bila Haut White 2015

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    The 2015 Bila Haut Blanc Cotes du Roussillon is a masterful blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Marsanne and other varieties; it has aged gracefully over the 3 years it has stood in the bottle, evoking rich spicy fig, orange, more spice and orange peel on entry... but measured out perfectly. A steal, but drink up now and buy up the 2016. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • La Spinetta Toscana Vermentino 2016

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  • Everything I am about to share was gleaned during my recent trip to ProWein, ... ... impact on the wine world.Vermentino from SardiniaCannonau, also known as Garnacha, is a Sardinian staple. But what I’m most excited about is the increasing interest in Vermentino. Vermentino from Sardinia’s Gallura is the one and only DOCG on the island. It’s ... Read More

    From the article Top 5 Grapes to Watch


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  • Organic Wine Review (video) on Aimone Giobatta Vio Vermentino: http://www.organicwinereview.com/aimone-giobatta-vio-vermentino-di-albenga-2008/

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