Vermentino is a pleasant, medium-bodied, pale coloured wine with an interesting aromatic richness. As with Grenache Blanc, current plantings are tiny, although production is expected to scale up as more winemakers realise the potential of this drought-hardy varietal to produce truly distinctive wines. Well worth the search.
A subtle bitterness, reminiscent of green almond on the finish. Vermentino will offer up lively aromas of pear, white peach, lime and pink grapefruit with subtle notes of crushed rocks and citrus zest.
Best local examples
- Morgenster Vespri 2017
- Ayama Vermentino