The Italians are taking over and rightly so as the climate fits well with so many of the varieties. Generally the wines from this variety are more savoury in flavour spectrum with a wedge of texture running throughout. The vines seem to handle the heat well and produce lovely aromatics and lower alcohol than their French counterpart.
Bremerton Wines Special Release Vermentino 2014
I struggle with getting my head around this variety but this wine was easy to review. Just open and go for it! It opens with a burst of orange peel, salted mixed nuts and lemon rind before the real fun begins. The texture is the cannon that takes it up a level as it feels heavier but is balanced by the acidity. I wouldn't recommend stashing these away in the cellar, just crank them out with some fresh sardines or even a fish salad.
Drink: Now - 2017