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


    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

  • Amid a tongue-twisting litany of Italian wine varietal minutiae leading his ... wine lovers will be aware, vermentino, which is being made in some quantity now into many highly credible, damned toothsome, white wines.” White said he’s tasted “some fabulous nero d’avolas recently” as well  as “some good montepulcianos, too.” He then went on to ... Read More

    From the article Want Italian Wine in Australia ? Italophile Says The Time Is Now

  • As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant ... ... Tannat, Touriga Nacional, Vermentino, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are all excellent bets. And, it’s worth going out of your way to find the hybrid Blanc du Bois, which is made in styles varying as widely as crisp and fresh to oxidative and orange to sweet or for... Read More

    From the article The Texas Wine Scene is Booming

  • Vitiano Bianco Verdicchio Vermentino Umbria IGT 2013


    Lemon and honeydew melon aromas. Honeyed palate with toasted almonds, lemon, green bell pepper, cut grass and stone fruits like pear and green apple. Theres good balance between the alcohol and acidity, and its the green note that makes this wine more interesting than a lot of others. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • This past week the Times of Malta heralded the victory of one of its wines, a ... the 2014 Colli di Luni DOC Vermentino “Etichetta Nera” and the 2014 Trentino DOC Moscato Giallo Vino Biologico.  Italian wines also swept the gold medal division, the silver medal division and the bronze medal divisions. However, the special mention category offe... Read More

    From the article Malta Wine Snags Recognition at Vinitaly Competition

  • San Felice Vermentino 2013


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

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