Spring through summer is a great time to explore white wine and Rosè wines.
Today we are exploring Vermentino which is a light-skinned wine grape variety, primarily found in Italian wine. It is widely planted in Sardinia, in Liguria primarily under the name Pigato. The leaves are dark green and pentagonal. The grapes are amber-yellow and hang in pyramidal bunches. The vines are often grown on slopes facing the sea where they can benefit from the additional reflected light.
The most famous wine made from Vermentino is probably the DOCG Vermentino di Gallura(and Vermentino di Gallura Superiore) which is produced in the province of Olbia-Tempio, in the north of Sardinia. The grape is said to have been cultivated in this part of Gallura, often under the name Arratelau, since the fourteenth century.
Dry, refreshing, sublet aroma. Depending on the season there can be a note of bitterness.
It pairs well with seafood and foods with bright herbal flavors such as the Arugula salad with Parmesan dressing.