La Fralluca Val di Cornia Filemone Vermentino 2010
Just south of the Bolgheri DOC, Val di Cornia inhabits a small, rugged promontory, jutting into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and is planted to reds like Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet, which are typically blended (see Tuscan Blends) and the white varieties of Vermentino and Ansonica (synonymous with Sicily’s Inzolia).
A fantastic, aromatic white grape that grows with great success in Sardinia, Tuscany and in lesser proportions on the island of Corsica. Somm Secret—Vermentino is thought to be genetically identical to Liguria’s Pigato grape and Peidmont’s Favorita. It comprises a large proportion of the whites in southern France where it is called Rolle.