I’m quite a fan of the Vermentino grape variety, also known as Rolle in Provence. It makes white wines with character and freshness from warm climates. These wines are all available from online retailer Tannico, who list a staggering 51 examples of Italian Vermentino.
Guado Al Tasso Vermentino 2015 Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
13% alcohol. Lively and juicy with nice citrus fruit and fine herbal notes. Taut and a bit pithy with delicate lemon and herbs. So juicy and lively, this has nice balance between the richer fruity notes and the pithy citrus fruit. 89/100 (£14.30 Tannico)
Giunco Vermentino di Sardegna 2015 Italy
13.5% alcohol. Very lively, floral and fruity on the nose with bright lemon notes. In the mouth this is fresh, complex and tangy with nice lemon notes and some fine herby notes. Delicate and expressive with lots of flavour but a light body. 90/100 (£11.48 Tannico)
LVNAE Colli di Luni Vermentino 2015 Italy
12.5% alcohol. Very fruity and lively with a tangerine and citrus pith character, with pure, lively fruit. Juicy, bright and lively with nice acidity and purity. Such focused, bright fruit. More-ish and thirst quenching. 89/100 (£15.17 Tannic0)