General characteristics

Because it ripens late, the Vermentino grape needs a warm climate and can be grown only in regions which get plenty of sunshine.

Wine-making potential

Vermentino contributes lightness and fresh acidity. In terms of flavour, it is complex grape, with hints of grapefruit, fresh-picked apple, green almonds, mild spices, hawthorn, ripe pear and fresh pineapple.


Widely used in making wines from the Côtes du Luberon, in which it accounts for 8% of the area devoted to growing white grapes. It is also used in Costières de Nîmes and Ventoux.

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Vermentino or rolle