Vermentino

(vur men tino)

Tablas Creek Vermentino

Price Range

Price: 10 to 35 dollars

Years to drink

Drink in 2 years

Serving Temp

Serving temp 55 Degrees

Color

Color: light yellow

Acidity

Acidity: Medium 50

Body

Body: light

Tannins

Tannins: mid range

Tablas Creek 2014 Vermentino

Tablas Creek Vineyards in located in Paso Robles.  This winery is known for their Rhone Varieties, and while Vermentino is a little out of the Rhone (although it is grown there under the name Rolle) it is a variety of grape that thrives in the soils and climates you find at Tablas Creek.  It is bright and minerally and we put a jar of wet stones next to it for people to smell.  It was amazing to see people dip their nose into the glass then into the jar and watch the look of realization and surprise come across their faces.  People always think that tasting notes sound so snooty with the wild things sommeliers say they can smell in a wine.  Having it right there and smelling it opened their noses to trying to smell other things in the wines!  Vermentino pairs great with many things, but unlike so many other wines, it is great with green vegetables, so we paired this with a pesto.

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Where it grows

  • France
  • Italy
  • USA
  • elsewhere

Dominate Flavors

greenapple

green apple

yellow grapefruit

grapefruit

lime

lime

almonds

almond

Aroma's

lime
lime
pear
pear
lemons
lemons
almonds
almonds
honeydew melon
honeydew melon
mango
mango

Pairing with cheese

Cheese Pairings

Ricotta, Buffalo Mozzarella, Goat Cheese, Pecorino, Feta

 

How to serve

how to serve

try serving at 55 degrees

warming it slightly will release more aromas

no need to decant

pair with food

Pair with food

Chicken tacos, Fish Tacos, Halibut, Salmon, Crab Cakes, Grilled Octopus, Roasted Trout, Garlic and Rosemary, Fried Mussels, Fennel-spiced Pork Sausages, Proscuitto-wrapped melons, Clams and freshly made spaghetti, Roasted Quail

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