A white grape variety primarily found in the Italian wines generally is found to ripen late compared to other varieties. These grapes are amber-yellow coloured and normally hang in pyramidal bunches. These grapes are often grown on slopes facing the sea where they can benefit from the additional reflected light.
Food pairings include fresh seafood, oysters on the half shell, or grilled Mediterranean vegetables.
A recent DNA typing has confirmed that Vermentino is identical to the ‘Pigato’ of Liguria and ‘Favoria’ of Piedmont.