Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Palmina 2018 Vermentino

Vermentino is an Italian grape that is widely planted in Sardinia, but also can be found in Liguria (under the name Pigato) and in Piedmont (under the name Favorita). It can also be found in California, planted in Santa Ynez Valley, Paso Robles and Carneros. And, one of the producers of Vermentino in California is Palmina Wines in Santa Ynez Valley. Perfect for the hot summer days, the Palmina 2018 Vermentino, Los Olivos District is the Please The Palate Wine of the Week.

Vermentino is a light-bodied white wine that can be likened in style to Sauvignon Blanc, without being quite as in-your-face, as Sauvignon Blanc can be. Typical aromas are lime, grapefruit, pineapple and almond. Vermentino produces a fresh, zesty wine with good acidity.

The Palmina 2018 Vermentino, Los Olivos District was fermented with 100 percent native yeasts and was aged in stainless steel and neutral French oak for five months. The youthful wine has notes of lemon, green apple, pear and a hint of mint. It is zesty and bright with a saline minerality on the finish. This is the wine to pair with ceviche, shellfish or seafood.

There were 600 cases of the Palmina 2018 Vermentino, Los Olivos District produced and costs $28 per bottle.

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