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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  • Agriolas Is Agriolas Vermentino

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    Wine review by Derek25


  • Abbotts & Delaunay Languedoc Reserve 2013

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    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


  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 ... been biding your summer with Vermentino and Trebbiano. Perhaps the occasional Sangiovese or Montepulciano D'Abruzzo. I didn't think I was ready for the big-hitters, but then I met this guy. Valle dell'Acate Tenuta Ibidini, Nero d'Avola. I know what you're thinking... Read More

    From the article Summer Fall Transition Wines Under $20


  • Last night we thoroughly enjoyed a 2014 "Hers" vermentino from Ryme. Crisp, lemon cream, green apple, and some really nice acidity. This went real well with stir fry shrimp. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Caves d'Eclans Whispering Angel Rose 2014

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    Those whispering angels can be very persuasive..taking an unassuming wine and ... Grenache with a smidge of Vermentino and Cinsault. Bright salmon in color with a soft orange hue. The nose is of white peach, strawberry, and pineapple an Angels fruit salad? Medium body with fresh and creamy undertones. Flavors of strawberry, ripe red cherry, fr... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Jean-Charles Abbatucci Générale de la Révolution Cuvée Collection Blanc 2012

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    This wine has an impeccable, seamless balance of all its elements. Its riveting acidity dazzles and plays easily with the mid-palate's lovely roundness. Floral, ginger and baking spice elements dominate the nose. The palate specifically tastes of cinnamon with a discreet touch of smoke. The fruits are an enticing mash of white peach, persimmon, ... Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Corsica may fall under French jurisdiction, but its spirit is clearly distinct ... “irresistible”. Vermentino, also known as Malvoisie de Corse (Corsican Malvasia) is a white grape that enjoys popularity around the Mediterranean. You will also find Grenache, in addition to Syrah, Carignan and other southern French varieties, too. Fifty-five pe... Read More

    From the article Catch the Corsican Rose Wave


  • Campo del Noce Montecucco Vermentino DOC 2012

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Yesterday, The Guardian reporter Fiona Beckett threw down the corkscrewed ... ... claiming that Italian grape Vermentino is a legitimate threat to the long-standing reign of beloved white wine Sauvignon Blanc. “Sauvignon Blanc has had an unbreakable grip on wine drinkers' affections for so long that you wonder what it will take to dislodge it,... Read More

    From the article Guardian Says Vermentino a Contender for the Sauv Blanc Throne


  • Barbeito Madeira Malvasia 1950

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    Wine review by dliverpool


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