Ep 074 – Vermentino


This week we’re talking about Vermentino. Vermentino is a light-bodied white wine and grape that grows mostly in Italy on the island of Sardinia. There is about 22,000 acres worldwide so it’s not a very common grape variety and information on this wine hard to come by.

 

This week’s episode we discuss:

  • where Vermentino gorwn
  • Sardinia, Italy
  • Vermentino di Gallura DOCG
  • Flavor characterisitics
  • Food pairings

This week’s wine recommendations

 

Wine Recommendations

La Cala Vermentino di Sardegna – priced around $14. This wine has an intense nose of pear, minerals with a light floral aroma. WIth medium plus acidity and a light body, this wine has fresh flavors of pear, apple blossom with a hit of bitter almond on the finish. Also , we thought this wine has a slight creamy texture which wasn’t what I was expecting at all but really enjoyed it. We thought this wine paired beautifully with our food – the bitter notes seem to go well with the pesto but not sure most people would enjoy this wine on it’s own.

Purchase this wine here!  

 

 

Vigneti Zanatta Vermentino di Gallura – priced around $17. This wine has strong aromas of minerals almost like wet rock as well as floral notes. It has medium acidity and a medium-light body (more than the previous wine) with flavors of stonefruit, flowers and nuttiness like almonds. We thought this wine was great with food and on it’s own perfect for on the patio on a hot summer day!

Purchase this wine here!  

 

Easy pesto recipe!

 

 Do you have a favorite Vermentino? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Betty Notto is a wine lover based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She is the co-creator and co-host of Weekly Wine Show Podcast. Find her out in the interwebs via Twitter @weeklywineshow @bettynotto