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 Giulio Malvasia di Castelnuovo "Don Bosco"

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    Wine review by MsCarter


  • San Giulio Malvasia di Castelnuovo "Don Bosco"

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    Wine review by MsCarter


  • Time to do a little cellar cleaning and what better way to start than with the ... ... Marchesi di Frescobaldi Vermentino Ammiraglia Toscana 12.5% $20 Dried citrus rings and hints of dried floral leesy character greet the nose along with some  mineral notes, quite vitamin toned, and suggestions of honey, sweet almonds and orange blossoms. Wid... Read More

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  • Vitiano Verdicchio Vermentino 2013

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    Lime leaf and lemons show up on the fruity yet restrained nose along with some light mineral and pollen floral notes. Lively on the palate, there's just a hint of flesh here wrapping up the energetic acids that support the simple citrus and white peach flavors here. Ending with a lovely hint of almond and pithy citrusy flavors on the modest fin... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2013

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    Very citrussy and fruity on the nose with complicating hints of peach and spicy, antiseptic, polleny floral notes. Juicy and a bit fleshy on entry with depth of flavor that recalls fruit nectar. this is in fact a bit thick on the palate with lovely peach tinged pineapple and clementine flavors. The creamy texture really becomes pronounced on the... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Aia Vecchia Vermentino 2013

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    Pretty fragrant on the nose with perfumy floral notes layered over some minty, sandy tones, a touch of fennel pollen and soft heathery citrus fruits. A bit soft, or rather broad in the mouth, this lacks a bit of brightness on the palate but does deliver lovely roasted lemon flavors with hints of sand and herbal floral top notes. The acids pops a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Marchesi di Frescobaldi Vermentino Ammiraglia Toscana 2012

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    Dried citrus rings and hints of dried floral leesy character greet the nose along with some mineral notes, quite vitamin toned, and suggestions of honey, sweet almonds and orange blossoms. Wide and yet bright in the mouth, this shows off fairly complex flavors of dried citrus peels, a touch of dried herb and some spicy dried apple notes. A lit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Desclans Whispering Angel Rose 2013

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    Fantastic Cotes de Provence rose. Nice strawberry notes with some tart green melon, jolly ranger green apple and nice but not overly assertive acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • La Sera Red Ambrosia 2012

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    Omg!!! This wine is so tasty. The guy in the Wne Store said I would love it. He was on point with this recommendation of this sweet red wine. Read More

    Wine review by Mslearning


  • Terenzuola Vermentino Colli di Luni 2013

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    Subtle on the nose with delicately layered mineral earth, dried citrus pith and dried floral aromas with even a hint of rose petal here. Round and yet acid driven in the mouth, this shows somewhat simple flavors of citrus tinged sweet peach with sweet almond framing notes. Theres a touch of dried floral character in the mouth but this remains fa... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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