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 Vermentino (Rolle) Wine

Vermentino (or Rolle in southern France) is a Mediterranean white-wine grape found principally in southern Europe, notably southern France, northern Italy, and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. While many argue that it is of Spanish origin, Vermentino is most associated with Liguria (where it is known as Pigato) and in Riviera Ligure di Ponente. It is used in blended and varietal wines in such well-known DOCs as Colli di Luni and Cinque Terre.

Vermentino grapes are typically used to produce light, attractively aromatic wines with refreshing acidity and leafy, lemon-tinged flavors. In contrast, the Vermentino wines of Bolgheri in northern Tuscany are more highly regarded for their depth and complexity, and can be likened to Viognier for their floral, slightly soapy characteristics. Few Vermentino wines have the structure to reward cellaring, thus they are best consumed young.

Vermentino (Rolle)
Vermentino Grapes

Vermentino plays an important role in Sardinia and is responsible for the island’s first DOCG, Vermentino di Gallura. Here the grapes are picked early to retain crispness and freshness, as unchecked yields can produce wines that are watery on the palate.

Although this variety does not easily lend itself to sweet wine styles, some DOCs in Liguria sanction Vermentino grapes for dried-grape passito wines. The Golfo del Tigullio is the most popular example, and to a lesser extent the Sciacchetra wines of the Cinque Terre coast.

In Provence in southern France, Vermentino has only recently been sanctioned for use in AOC wines. Of note is the Bellet appellation, where at least 60 percent of the wine must be comprised of Vermentino. A few producers in Australia and the U.S. are also experimenting with the variety – some have managed to create crisp, floral and tart examples when yields are controlled.

Synonyms include: Rolle, Rollo, Pigato, Malvoisie de Corse, Favorita.

Popular blends include: Grenache Blanc – Vermentino

Related grape varieties include: Vermentino Nero.

Food matches include:
Europe: Fried marinated sardines (sardine a scabecciu); clam soup (zuppa di vongole)
Asia: Thin-sliced octopus drizzled with sudachi (a Japanese citrus fruit)
Americas: Hushpuppies (deep-fried cornbread balls); deep-fried shellfish turnovers (empanadas de mariscos)
Australasia/Oceania: Baked King George whiting fillets


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We found 575 matches for Vermentino (Rolle), only the first 500 will be shown.
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Capichera Vermentino Isola dei Nuraghi IGT, Sardinia, Italy Isola dei Nuraghi IGT $35 4456
Cantine Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy Vermentino di Sardegna $13 4642
Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Guado al Tasso Vermentino di Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy Bolgheri $20 6330
L'Uvaggio di Giacomo Vermentino, Lodi, USA Lodi $11 7937
Sella & Mosca La Cala Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy Vermentino di Sardegna $11 8310
Bibi Graetz Testamatta Casamatta Bianco Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy Toscana IGT $11 8533
Gianni Gagliardo Fallegro, Piedmont, Italy Piedmont [Piemonte] $17 9942
Cantine Lunae Bosoni Etichetta Grigia Colli di Luni Vermentino, Liguria, Italy Colli di Luni $15 10889
Cantina Santadi Villa Solais Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy Sardinia $10 10921
Cantina del Vermentino 'Funtanaliras' Oro, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, Italy Vermentino di Gallura $11 11750
Poggio al Tesoro Solosole Vermentino Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy Bolgheri $20 12143
Pala I Fiori Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy Vermentino di Sardegna $15 12804
Cantina Santa Maria la Palma Aragosta Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy Vermentino di Sardegna $10 13414
La Spinetta Vermentino Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy Toscana IGT $18 13901
Piero Mancini Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, Sardinia, Italy Vermentino di Gallura $11 13931
Elvio Tintero Grangia, Piedmont, Italy Piedmont [Piemonte] $11 14983
Tenute Dettori Bianco Romangia IGT, Sardinia, Italy Romangia IGT $25 16065
Feudi della Medusa Albithia Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy Vermentino di Sardegna $18 16852
Bruna Le Russeghine Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente, Liguria, Italy Riviera Ligure di Ponente $18 17206
Cantina Santadi Cala Silente Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy Vermentino di Sardegna $13 19071
Cantina Mesa Giunco Vermentino di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy Vermentino di Sardegna $17 19316
Cantina Gallura Canayli Superiore, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, Italy Vermentino di Gallura $13 20993
ColleMassari Grattamacco Vermentino Bolgheri Bianco, Tuscany, Italy Bolgheri $30 20993
San Felice Perolla Vermentino Maremma Toscana, Tuscany, Italy Maremma Toscana $13 21246
Rocca delle Macie Occhio a Vento Vermentino Maremma Toscana, Tuscany, Italy Maremma Toscana $11 21835
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