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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  • A nice crisp Sauv Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Vermentino... Chilled! Read More

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  • Since in another thread we've been getting sillier and sillier, I thought I'd bring some spillover into a new thread.What wine goes in the location shown below? My first choice would be something else (margaritas; or Pacifico, even Tecate with a 100% agave tequila or mescal shot backing it up--alternatively even Negro Modelo or Bohemia darker br... Read More

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  • La Sera Red Ambrosia 2012

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    I really enjoy the smooth sweet taste of this wine start to finish Read More

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  • Sorry Greg, it was a pic stolen from the internet. At our tastings it's ... people brought starters, two Vermentino, two Sangiovese, two Nebbiolo and two Mystery Wine. We intersperse the flights between apps, first course, main course and dessert. In a restaurant setting it's hard to get 8 glasses set up at each diner and still have room for d... Read More

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  • Falesco Vitiano Bianco 2012

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    Nice little Italian white blend of vermentino and verdicchio. Easy drinking, light and crisp with some light lemon, a touch of apricot, medium acidity and a short finish. This is a food friendly wine that went well with our chicken and dumplin's. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Anything under 10-1/2% and you are wasting your money thinking it is wine. Just ... ... Had a nice RYME Cellars Vermentino "Hers" last week that came in at 11.2% which was pushing the envelope but that's about as low as I would go. Otherwise the wine loses texture and a lot of it's personality and becomes  too green. I mean that Vermentino had... Read More

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  • Hi, does anyone out there know of low alcohol (7-12% ABV) red wines? Any you recommend?  Read More

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  • Hey, OT, that sounds like a fun dinner.  I remember the comments you made on the Vermentino last week.But I digress.I'm putting away some of the wines that I've bought in the last few days, and I did some quick research on another one that I picked up on a whim--Retro Cellars 2009 Howell Mountain Petite Sirah.  I had never heard of Retro Cellars... Read More

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  • NG, Cork taint happens the moment to cork is put in the bottle. It has nothing ... poor photo.Then we went to Vermentino. My RYME seemed a bit off and was lacking it's normal bracing acidity. Palate came in kinda flat. The Macini more than made up for it and had a great mineral/chalky aspect to the finish.Next was the Mystery Wines, a couple o... 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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