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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  • Tablas Creek Vermentino Paso Robles 2012

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    Nice, tart Paso vermentino. A hint of fresh cut lemon and some floral notes on the nose. On the palate, nice lemon/lime citrus with some wet stone and vibrant acidity. There's a touch of fresh apricot and bees wax on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Ryme Cellars Vermentino 'His' las Brisas Vineyard Vermentino Carneros. California 2013

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    Really, really nice Carneros vermentino from Ryme Cellars. I get some apricot on the nose and then butterscotch candy and dried apricot on the palate. Gold in color from extended skin contact but not heavy. Slightly more round and savory than bright or acidic. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • I have 4 bottles upright for tonight with vinOvinO and guests at Walter Hansel ... into vinOvinO. Tried some Vermentino, Fiano and Cab Franc from RYME/Verse and then a GSM and a pair of Syrahs from PAX before taking off for Home Depot. Nice diversion indee Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Tradition tends to reign supreme in the French wine world (just witness the ... a fabulous array of grapes (Vermentino and Viognier, Syrah and Cinsault, Petit Verdot and Pinot Noir, as well as Roussanne, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, amongst others). We've pulled out five great wines to illustrate that when it comes to... Read More

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  • Lagier-Meredith, another one to add to my must try list.Last night was a Corsican vermentino, tonight we are having a Macedonian red blend of vranek and kratosija by Tikves. Medium light body but big on the red fruit. First impression is dried cranberry, rhubarb and black cherry.  This is followed by medium grained tannins and fairly nice acidit... Read More

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  • Locations Corse Vermentino NV

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    Interesting Corsican vermentino. Starts out just a tad sweet but after a few sips this turns more floral, kind of like a decent reisling with a hit of almond. Decent acidity and a medium finish. Very nice change of pace. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • What's with this expatdeli? Is this just some kind of automated spam? It is ... ... and found this Corsican vermentino by Locations.  First impression is a bit of sweetness but after a few sips this turns more floral, not unlike a decent reisling only with a bit more almond flavor. A very nice change of pac Read More

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  • Poderi Parpinello Alghero Ala Blanca 2013

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    Really nice Italian vermentino. Very well balanced, initial impression of apricot and then subtle lemon cream. Good acidity, nice mouth feel and a decent finish. Very enjoyable and a good diversion from the usual lot of white wine. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Argiolas Costamolino DOC 2012

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • San Felice Vermentino "Perolla" 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


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