Vermentino is a fresh, aromatic grape variety that thrives on the Ligurian coast. Its origin may date back to 13th-century Corsica, but nowadays it is found widespread on the northwestern strip of Italy, where, depending on the area, it is also known as Roero, Favorita or Pigato. Interestingly, it is one of the few white grape varieties that ripens well in an area more suited to red grapes such as Tuscany, Sardinia, La Liguria and Piedmont.
Lively and rich in minerality, with notes of wild spices and citrus, and good tension in the mouth-we love Vermentino for this. It is the perfect wine for summer.
So when we decided to add a white wine to our range, Vermentino was the obvious choice. The grapes we have carefully selected come from an entrusted producer on the Tuscan coast, then are personally harvested by us and immediately brought back to our winery. By leaving a portion to macerate on the skins, we are able to extract flavor and complexity, then, once fermentation is over, the wine ages a bit more on the lees. This is no run-of-the-mill Vermentino; like all Montecalvi wines, it is made to be enjoyed with a meal as well as an aperitif.
As a member of our Wine Club, we would like to offer you a 15% discount on any purchase of 6 or more bottles of our 2018 Vermentino, from now until the end of August 2020. 2018 was the first vintage of this wine, and we are very happy to be able to share it with you. To order, click here.