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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  • Marrenon Grand Marrenon Luberon Blanc 2014

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    Round and chubby aromas of juicy white peach, tangerine and potpourri on the nose. Thick and silky in the mouth with chewy candy tropical fruits, fresh melon and lemon zest, this is mouth coating and carries a bit of heft with it, but is a bit lighter towards the finish, with excellent length, cantaloupe and chamomile flowers, with a dusting of ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cantina Santa Maria la Palma Aragosta Vermentino di Sardegna 2015

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    Floral, light and peachy on the nose. Nicely spiced on entry with a zip of acidity that turns into good peach, apple and lemon flavors with some oak spice to finish. Refreshing and light. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Locations Corse

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    Wine review by tjjm


  • Check your calendar. Yes, Thanksgiving is almost here. It's past time to ... are improved by a glass of Vermentino, but most of that success is born of effort alone. Take your E for Effort while the majority sticks with tried and true delights. Sparkling rosé and chocolate truffles is a dessert fit for the most elegant holiday affair. Your eve... Read More

    From the article Starry Eyed Pairings: Sparkling Rose and Truffles


  • Castanzu Sardegna Italy Vermintino 2015

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    vermentino is my new go to white wine, very flavorful and inviting and an ancient variety with class Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For ... ($17)Artetca is a blend of Vermentino, Viognier and Petit Manseng. Yellow melon aromas are tinged by bits of thyme. Lemon zest, hazelnut and peach are present on the succulent palate. Sour yellow fruits, spice notes and a hint of tangerine rind emerge on the cri... Read More

    From the article Value Wines for Summer


  • Malvasia Dezzani 2009

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    I first taste this wine in Aviano, Italy and loved it. I often drink Merlot, but this wine was a mixture of dry, sweet, and sparkling which made my taste buds explode with flavor. This is a must have in the U.S.A. Please let me know where to buy in Vegas. Read More

    Wine review by finewines725


  • OT, yes I do have a bottle of the Verse Las Brisas and I totally agree ... compared their two takes on vermentino.Mark, nice lineup of Limerick Lanes!  I just noticed that along with a couple LL syrahs I have a bottle of 2014 Bedrock Zinfandel Limerick Lane Vineyard. Now this sounds like an interesting tasting, my Bedrock LL vineyard zin and y... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Lungarotti Torre di Giano 2014

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    Lemon and green apple aromas. Very tart in the mouth with lots of fresh lime and acidity with a green note on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yesterday was great.  I attended two wine tasting events; the first with ... a Orin Swift 'Corse' Vermentino, then a La Quercia Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, a Semifonte Rosso Pondere Ciona and finally the Tre Donne D'Arc blend.  I think we both bought the last one, plus several other bottles from the stock of wines in the shop.  There was also a c... Read More

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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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