Vermentino is a delicious, late-ripening grape varietal that is found primarily in the southern coastal region of Italy. This grape produces medium-acidity and low tannin wines that are as refreshing as they are delicious.
Today’s budget-friendly 2010 Moon Hill Vermentino from DOC Colli di Luni Vermentino. This wine is terrifically refreshing and delicious.
If you have never experienced Vermentino, this is a wonderful way to become acquainted with it. This wine is a full dimension more rich than Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc with, in our experience, more flavor and deeper aromatic qualities than either.
Full and velvety in the mouth, this wine is signature Vermentino.
Very pale yellow golden hues with a slight tinge of tan at the edges. The wine appears heavy in the glass, settling quickly when swirled.
Light but fragrant with pleasant aromas of sweet citrus, sweetwood, yellow grapefruit rind, limestone and subtle filbert nut meat.
A wild departure from the sweet and elegant nose, this wine bursts with complex and delicious flavors of grapefruit, freshly cut pineapple and green fig. Beneath these, flavors of limestone, Meyer lemon and white tea leaf.
Very long, with all of the fruits tailing off in equal proportion. At the tail end, limestone zesty white pepper spice lingers even longer.
This wine would be superb with a baked whitefish with crusted herbes de Provence.