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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  • France

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  • Portugal

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    Arrogant Frog was born in the Herault Valley in Languedoc in the south of France, near the Medite...

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  • Chateau Musar Jeune Blanc 2013


    A bit mineral on the nose this smells and tastes almost like a rose. Fruity up ... style. A blend of Viognier, Vermentino, and Chardonnay. 87pt Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of ... Dorado CA 13.5% $22 52% Vermentino, 48% Grenache Blanc From Fenaughty Tight, citrus rind and pith aromas greet the nose which picks up a creamy note with an overlay of minerality , lemon curd and lime leaf. Nicely open on the palate which starts off in a very min... Read More

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  • Edmunds St. John Heart of Gold 2012


    52% Vermentino, 48% Grenache Blanc From Fenaughty Tight, citrus rind and pith aromas greet the nose which picks up a creamy note with an overlay of minerality , lemon curd and lime leaf. Nicely open on the palate which starts off in a very mineral vein picking up a bit of yellow melon flavor along with hints of ollen and heather. Theres a little... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • We really wanted to visit some Sonoma wineries but since the jet was in the ... ... wines. Some very nice vermentino and pinot grigio and a decent sangiovese. Next up was Dobbins Creek, which I believe is making some of the best wine in the state. Their chardonnay is really nice and they do a very good job with cab franc. We finished the tour... Read More

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  • Bartenura Malvasia 2012


    A great little blush. Not too sweet and slightly carbonated. Great with pasta or alone. Read More

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  • Bibi Graetz Casamatta NV


    I bought this wine by mistake the other day. I thought I was picking up the Casamatta 2011 Tosscan IGT, but when I unpacked at home, I saw that this Casamatta is a non-vintage "Rosso," which I would interpret to mean "red wine." It has a "woody/viney" nose, and on the palate it has noticeably less fruit and acid as the vintage Toscana IGT. Al... 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


    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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