This wine was received as a tasting sample. Vermentino is a white grape variety that is grown in northwestern Italy, France, Sardinia and Corsica. It is known by several names: Rolle in southern France where it may be a component in rosé, Pigato in Liguria, Favorita in Piedmont and Vermentinu in Corsica. The variety is native to Italy and produces an aromatic, crisp white wine. It is grown in the U. S. as well.
Today we are sipping a Maremma Toscana DOC classified Vermentino made along Tuscany’s coast. It is composed of 90% Vermentino, DOC regulation requires a minimum of 85%, in addition to other authorized white grape varieties. The Cecchi La More Vermentino is vinified in stainless steel.
The Cecchi family has been making wine in Tuscany for more than 100 years and produce Chianti, Chianti Classico, Maremma, Toscana and Montepulciano classified wines.
2014 Cecchi La Mora Vermentino — medium yellow in the glass with with pleasing dried hay and citrus aromas. A stony minerality gains complexity with hints of melon, stone fruit and a squeeze of citrus for a bright, clean finish. Very refreshing. 13% abv. 1,600 cases produced. SRP $19.99
This bright, crisp white wine is just what I want to sip on a warm afternoon, or even on a cool afternoon when I’m wishing for warm weather. We recently enjoyed this wine with appetizers and good friends. The perfect pairing. Also consider creamy pasta, salads and seafood.