Vermentino

Vermentino is a white grape varietal, primarily found in Italian wine. It is widely planted in Sardinia but also grown in Liguria, Corsica, Piemonte and Languedoc-Roussillon. The vines are often grown on slopes facing the sea where they can benefit from the additional reflected light. 

The most famous wine made from Vermentino is Vermentino di Gallura, which is produced in the north of Sardinia. Elsewhere on the island, the grape is used for a variety of white wines, including sweet and sparkling variants. 

Vermentino pairs well with all types of seafood, such as fish and shellfish baked or poached with a savory sauce or fried and with seafood pasta, polenta, pesto, risotto, savory soups and vegetable dishes. 

Cheeses that go well with Vermentino include Brie and Camembert (without rinds), Colby, Cheddar (mild), Fontina, Gouda, Manchego, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Provolone, Triple Creme, St. Andre and Zamarano (Spanish sheep-milk cheese).