Learn about Vermentino — taste profile, popular regions and more …
A fantastic, aromatic white grape whose best wines come from a northeastern corner of Sardinia in a region called Gallura. Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, despite its light body, can be decidedly complex. Vermentino also enjoys success in Tuscany and in smaller proportion on the island of Corsica.
Tasting Notes for Vermentino
Vermentino is a dry, white wine with a medium to light body. Common flavors associated with this wine include exotic and tropical fruits, apple, grapefruit, lime blossom, jasmine, nutmeg and crushed rocks. It is dry but fruity with a bright finish. Sardinian producers like to pick early to retain lively acidity but a fuller style has also become popular.
Perfect Food Pairings for Vermentino
Vermentino does well paired with fresh seafood dishes, pesto, grilled fennel, crab cakes and young pecorino.
Sommelier Secrets for Vermentino
A few synonyms exist for Vermentino. It is thought to be genetically identical to Ligurian’s Pigato grape and Piedmont's Favorita. It comprises a large proportion of the whites in southern France, namely those in Provence, where it is called Rolle. If you're a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño or Grüner Veltliner, a Vermentino in any of its guises, would be a great pick for you.
- Sauvignon Blanc921
- Other White Wine590
- Other White Blends577
- Pinot Gris/Grigio412
- Rhône White Blends196
- Chenin Blanc190
- Bordeaux White Blends163
- Gruner Veltliner123
- Pinot Blanc104
- Melon de Bourgogne22
- Grenache Blanc6
- Muller Thurgau6
- Pedro Ximénez1
- Standard (750ml)30
Capichera Capichera Santigaini Vermentino 2010Vermentino from Sardinia, Italy
Rocca di Montemassi Maremma Toscana Calasole Vermentino 2010Vermentino from Tuscany, Italy
Vigne Surrau Vermentino di Gallura Juannisolu 2010Vermentino from Sardinia, Italy
Morisfarms Maremma Toscana Vermentino 2010Vermentino from Tuscany, Italy
Viticcio Greppico Bolgheri Vermentino 2010Vermentino from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy