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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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... exciting varieties - Tannat, Vermentino, Malbec and the Rhone varieties.  The Applegate has altitude, a warm dry growing season and, on the Kubli Bench, granitic soils."  Two of several absolutely unforgettable wines I recently sampled from Troon Vineyard include... Read More

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  • Chateau la Liquiere Cistus Faugeres Blanc 2015

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    The Cistus (which is named for a white, perfumed Mediterranean flower) Faugeres Blanc is a wild, spicy, perfume bomb - smelling of hot, white subtropical flowers; on the palate, there is a spicy, hot cinnamon (the Vermetino effect) finish which would diminish with some aging, but the wine is satisfying and tasty with orange peel and tropical fr... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Gabriele Rausse Winery Viognier 2015

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    80% Viognier. 20% Vermentino for floral notes on nose. Apricot mid palate, brightens to a true peach on finish. Focused at first, plusher as it develops. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... the ... include Roussanne, Vermentino, Viognier, and Blanc du Bois. Rosé is gaining ground, not only for the quality of production, but because of its versatile appeal in our warm climate. A few years ago, I attended the Wine bloggers Conference and brought alo... Read More

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  • Al, I couldn't slack off even if I wanted to, way too much work with ... ... ;-)Popped this mighty fine Vermentino from Tablas last night. A hint of fresh cut lemon and some floral notes on the nose. On the palate, nice lemon/lime citrus with some wet stone and vibrant acidity.  It went perfectly with grilled chicken thighs that we basted with... Read More

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  • La Vieille Ferme Vin de France Blanc 2015

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    Loads of fruit and floral notes on the nose. On the palate it is a bit mundane. Read More

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  • Someone just suggested VERMENTINO with Lobster CURRY. Read More

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  • Chateau des Hospitaliers Prestige Blanc 2013

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  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ ... are ... are the following California vermentinos, one made by a man and one made by a woman. Vermentino, whose origin is believed to be Spain, is grown primarily in Italy and also in France, where it is known as rolle, but is also grown sparingly in California. My first ex... Read More

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  • Wow.I hope they're OK.I clicked over. Ordered a few bottles of their Vermentino and Cab Franc, both of which seem interesting. 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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