2021 Seghesio Family Vineyards Vermentino
Vermentino is thought to have originated along the Mediterranean coastline of northern Italy, and is widely planted in close proximity to the Ligurian Sea. Though the origins of this expressive white grape are unclear, it is recognized that Vermentino thrives in coastal climates. Thus, in 2008 we planted Vermentino at our Keyhole Ranch in Russian River Valley, where the warmth of the sun and prevailing cool nights produce a wonderfully fragrant and bright white wine.
Notes of citrus, orange blossom and pear on the nose lead to a wine that is lively, persistent, and textured on the palate with notes of lime zest and stone fruits. Steamed clams and mussels or oysters on the half shell would be a perfect pairing.