Vermentino is native to the Ligurian area of Italy and the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Corsica. Like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling, Vermentino has a light to medium body with comparable weight and profile. There’s something for everyone, from light and airy to deep and textured.
Vermentino is a versatile wine that pairs well with a wide variety of fresh seafood, salads, and light Asian-inspired foods popular throughout Australia’s long summer. The sweetness and spice from the squid offset the refreshing acidity of the Australian Vermentino in Luke Nguyen’s chilli salted squid recipe.