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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  • Ryme Cellars Vermentino 'His' las Brisas Vineyard Vermentino Carneros. California 2014


    The color is very much on the peach side. The nose is over ripe orange/tangerine. The flavors also come out as ripe tangerine, ripe pineapple and orange soda. We only have one bottle so I'll look for others to add their impressions. Seems to be in line with my notes from the 2013 vintage. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • V V - You got that right, the cookie party host - Bob to be exact since his ... dry Riesling and I enjoyed a Vermentino.  Our main dishes were a Wagyu skirt steak for Sandra and a regular ribeye steak for myself.  Our wine pairing for the main course was a Super Tuscan for Sandra and a nice Bordeaux for myself.  We did not order a bottle since... Read More

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  • Congrats on the anniversary MJ, we just celebrated our 30th on the other coast. ... ... we opened this excellent vermentino from Ryme. Fresh, crisp with notes of lemon cream but also has a touch of minerality with nice acidit Read More

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  • LuckyLucy, well done!Yesterday was a busy one for us. We had 5 different events ... they poured a Chardonnay, Vermentino, Fiano, Pinot Noir, Cab Franc and Carignane. Tasty wines, tasty food. Ran in into Bob Cabral and chatted for a few minutes. Still don't understand why he would give up the dream job in the RRV to pursue his own project at his... Read More

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  • America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from ... ... for excellent white Vermentino, as well as a Bolgheri Rosso. The superstar is Bolgheri Rosso Superiore DOC. Classic Bordeaux varietals benefit from the temperature variation from day to night. What does a Bolgheri Rossi Superiore taste like? It is not as fruity, ... Read More

    From the article Vertical Wine Tasting is Revelatory

  • Argiolas Vermentino Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino 2012


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • October is National Pasta Month. And of all the Italian culinary products, ... ... ... to track down a good Vermentino or local red DOC Rossese Di Dolceaqua. Wine production in Liguria is small and most of the wine is consumed locally. We recommend a fragrant, clean, dry, complex Arneis from an excellent Piemontese producer such as Vietti or ... Read More

    From the article Pasta and Wine, Part One

  • Malvasia Dezzani 2009


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    Wine review by jbailey757

  • Agriolas Is Agriolas Vermentino


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    Wine review by Derek25

  • Abbotts & Delaunay Languedoc Reserve 2013


    This Languedoc white leans on the aromatic varietal Vermentino for backbone and on the nose presents cola nut and a miscellany of garden flowers. On entry, there are tisane and black tea flavours associated with Roussanne and Marsanne along with greater viscosity and mouth-feel than Vermentino alone can provide. Quite thirst-quenching and soft... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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