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The Pellegrini family founded Aia Vecchia in 1996, creating high-quality Super Tuscan blends. The small appellation of Bolgheri, within Tuscany is renowned for the premium wines from it's unique micro-climate. Aia Vecchia consists of 170 acres, 118 acres of vineyards, 74 of which are under the Bolgheri DOC. Do you enjoy Sauvignon Blanc? If you do, chances are you will also like Vermentino! One main difference is that Sauv Blanc usually has striking acidity, where Vermentino typically has low to moderate acidity. Think of Vermentino as Sauv Blanc's more interesting, hipster cousin. Grown predominately in Italy, there are a few other regions where it can be found, like California and Australia. Classic Vermentino is dry and light bodied and offers an excess of stone fruit, citrus, minerality and salinity. When tasting a Vermentino, look for green apple, lime and almonds. This also has a 5% splash of Viognier. Best enjoyed over the next year, chilled to 8-10C.
Consistent, deep, sunshine yellow from core to rim.
Extremely aromatic, if not served too cold! Fruit blossoms, under-ripe peach, green apples, white grapefruit and fresh thyme. The array of aromas is characteristic to the complex and expressive Vermentino.
Vermentino is not known for mouth-watering acidity, but this has a great lip-smacking quality. Light bodied, but an abundance of flavour makes this wine seem bigger than it really is. Rich texture, a bit oily and fatty on the tongue. The same notes from the nose and the bitter citrus oils and zest are more exaggerated. Blanched almond finish is subtle. The unique salinity, nutty and oily characters of Vermentino make it fun to match with food.
We love halibut with pesto, swordfish with romesco sauce or herb coated, grilled chicken thighs.