Vermentino or Rolle

Colour: Light yellow to pink at its maturity.

Frequency: 7500 ha area planted.

Synonym(s): Also called “Rolle” in the south of France, it has various synonyms.

In Corsica and Sardinia, it is called “Vermentinu”. It is also find under the name of “Malvoisie” or “Valentin”.

Origin: Debate between Spain and Northern Italy.

Maturity: 2nd late period.

Sensitivity to diseases: Sensitive to powdery mildew.

Area(s) Cultivated:

France → Corsica, Provence, Languedoc Roussillon.

Europe → Italy (Sardinia, Liguria), Portugal (Madera).

Worldwide → Australia, USA

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Type of Wines [ Profile ]

Refreshing white wines with good acidity, they are round in the mouth.

Facts and tips

  • It is also a grape table, it can be eaten dry or fresh.
  • Italian DOC: Colli di Luni, and Cinque Terre.
  • French AOC: Bellet. At least 60% of Vermentino need to be used to produce Bellet wines.