Category Archives: Vermentino

Antinori Vermentino 2006

Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Bolgheri DOC, Vermentino 2006 There is fresh perfume in the nose but also a sense of the wine aging and along its peak. The mouth is rounded and full of citrus but again there’s a complexity … Continue reading

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Island whites

Argiolas, Vermentino di Sardegna DOC, Costamolino 2007 The current vintage is just as vivaciously New World in appearance as the previous vintage.  There’s plenty of perfume and citrus fruits with ample acidity to top it off. Notes from the ’06 … Continue reading

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Domaine Les Yeuses Vin de Pays d’Oc Vermentino 2006

Inexpensive, clean and perhaps a hint of residual sugar. Jean-Paul and Michel Dardé maintain a 70+ hectare vineyard near the bassin de Thau in the commune of Meze, where they grow Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Terret, Muscat, Syrah, Merlot and Vermentino. Mis … Continue reading

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V Squared

This flight pairs two of Italy’s well-known white grapes. Vernaccia from Tuscany and Vermentino from the island of Sardegna. Classically the Vernaccia has been described as crisp and full of minerality while the Vermentino was known for its broader, almost … Continue reading

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Island Wine

Southern Italian white table wines have improved by leaps and bounds over the last decade. As in other hot winegrowing regions, temperature control in the cellar is making the difference between wines that smell like nuts and varnish versus fresh … Continue reading

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