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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  • San Felice Vermentino 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Duchman Family Winery Vermentino 2012

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    Had this at Mercat Bistro in Dallas. Nice little number. Crisp and Bright with good Acidity and stone fruit and floral and herbal complexity. Had with a quiche and imagine that it would pair well with any number of foods. At this price point, great. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Easter is a huge event worldwide, eagerly looked forward to as warmer and ... ... Snooth Pairing: Terenzuola Vermentino 2013. Ingredients:8 cups hot chicken or vegetable stock2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, finely chopped6 frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted and chopped2 1⁄2 cups Carnaroli or Arborio riceJuice of one lemon plus the zestSalt to ... Read More

    From the article Your Italian Easter Recipe Box


  • Second that OT, I'd still be drinking Annie Green Springs!So I started this ... ... white blend of Viognier, Vermentino and Chardonnay).  Not much on the nose maybe some subtle lemon cream. The palate is mainly lemon cream with a hint of anise, some nutmeg, medium acidity and a medium finish. Interesting diversion but not an everyday drinke Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Chateau Musar Jeune Blanc 2013

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    Cooked up some Lebanese chick pea stew so naturally had to reach for the ... ... ... white blend of Viognier, Vermentino and Chardonnay). Not much on the nose maybe some subtle lemon cream. The palate is mainly lemon cream with a hint of anise, some nutmeg, medium acidity and a medium finish. Interesting diversion but not an everyday drinke Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Poggio Dei Gorleri Vermentino 2011

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    Excellent, flavorful, crisp white wine - easy to drink. absolutely delicious. Read More

    Wine review by Michael Coratolo


  • Kittlemon, are there really signs of Spring in NY? Thought y'all were still ... ... "Hers" Ryme vermentin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • EM - Ok, yes, they do have Vermentino selections but not the Las Tablas that V V tried.  Perhaps I should stop by Total Wine and pick up a bottle from another wine maker.  This one looks good.  Read More

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  • RBA, you'd commented that you could not find the Las Tablas Vermentino that v v had at TW.  I thought that if you were more interested in trying a Vermentino than finding the Las Tablas, then you could check the Italian section of TW. Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • That Hungarian wine looks interesting.  Why were you pointing out Vermentino to me though? Read More

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