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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  • 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

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  • Ca Marcanda Gaja Vistamare Toscana IGT 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Surrau Branu Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016


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  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... grapes - grenache, cinsault, vermentino (rolle), mourvèdre, and counoise - and ferment and age the wine using a blend of vessels, including stainless steel, oak puncheons, and a French oak foudre. The barely there, salmon-pink color of this rosé comes from immediate... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines

  • Tenuta di Monterufoli Vermentino di Toscana 2016


    Beautifully integrated aromas of warm apple crumble, peach and melon. Juicy lemon and fresh apple fruit flavors with golden pear and gooseberry notes, lightly floral with a pleasantly toasted hazelnut note towards the mid palate, a zesty acidity throughout and a warming spice on the finish. 92 pts Read More

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  • Vina Robles White 4 Huerhuero 2011


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    Wine review by Sally Smithy

  • Viticcio Greppico Vermentino Tuscany 2016


    Tropical banana and mango aromas with light floral notes and dried brown rice with some green apple - quite complex. Good acidity with green apple, white grape and peach notes, cooked flower petal and creamy melon towards the finish of white pepper and vanilla. 90 pts 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


    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


    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

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