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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  • Tablas Creek Vermentino Paso Robles 2013

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    Beautiful Tablas Creek Vermentino from Paso. Really nice floral, honeysuckle nose. On the palate there's rich, creamy lemon, more honeysuckle, mouth watering acidity, a bit of salinity and a medium long finish. Extremely enjoyable and a real nice change of pace. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Beautiful Tablas Creek Vermentino from Paso. Really nice floral, honeysuckle nose. On the palate there's rich, creamy lemon, more honeysuckle, mouth watering acidity, a bit of salinity and a medium long finish. Extremely enjoyable and a real nice change of pace.Couldn't find the stats for California acreage, I believe it's in the "other whites" ... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Vermentino Reserve 2013

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    This crisp Italian white's an unusual varietal for this area and Barboursville's version has a slight tropical note to its predominately citrusy palate. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Like many foodies, I adore oysters on the half shell. One of my first jobs ... ... in Italy, I’d pair Vermentino any day as well as Fiano, Greco di Tufo from Sicily Regaleali and most anything well made with Caricante grapes from Etna.Beyond Italy, here are some French whites that will never let you down:  By RegionWhite Bordeaux (Try Chateau C... Read More

    From the article Nonconformist Oyster & Wine Pairings


  • EMark, Mexican zin - where do you find this stuff? Obviously we're a bit ... ... had this mouth watering vermentino from Tablas this evening with some shrimp scampi and sauteed snow peas.  A bit tart, nicely acidic with a bunch of citrus but also some nice floral overtones and a bit of that slate/wet rock nuance, overall very pleasan Read More

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  • Tablas Creek Vermentino Paso Robles 2012

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    Nice, tart Paso vermentino. 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. There's a touch of fresh apricot and bees wax on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Ryme Cellars Vermentino 'His' las Brisas Vineyard Vermentino Carneros. California 2013

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    Really, really nice Carneros vermentino from Ryme Cellars. I get some apricot on the nose and then butterscotch candy and dried apricot on the palate. Gold in color from extended skin contact but not heavy. Slightly more round and savory than bright or acidic. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • I have 4 bottles upright for tonight with vinOvinO and guests at Walter Hansel ... into vinOvinO. Tried some Vermentino, Fiano and Cab Franc from RYME/Verse and then a GSM and a pair of Syrahs from PAX before taking off for Home Depot. Nice diversion indee Read More

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  • Tradition tends to reign supreme in the French wine world (just witness the ... a fabulous array of grapes (Vermentino and Viognier, Syrah and Cinsault, Petit Verdot and Pinot Noir, as well as Roussanne, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, amongst others). We've pulled out five great wines to illustrate that when it comes to... Read More

    From the article 5 Fabulous French Wines: Pays d'Oc IGP


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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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