Uncorking a bianco from Punta Crena always gets the job done, and the first fragrant whiff of juicy lemon, dried herbs of the Ligurian brush, and sea spray is enough to eradicate the mild discomfort of being slightly underdressed on an unseasonably warm winter evening. They say wine is liquid sunshine, so why not choose the radiant sunshine from the Mediterranean coast, courtesy of this lively Vermentino. – Anthony Lynch
Vermentino, often associated with Corsica or Sardinia in Italy, offers both light white and rosé styles of wine. What most people don’t know is it’s actually a secret ingredient in many Provence Rosé wines! Whether oaked or un-oaked, Vermentino wines tend to be big, herbal, and ripe-fruit flavored with genuine interest. Well-deserving of more attention, this varietal is producing table wines of real character.