Vermentino Nero IGT
The dark-skinned form of the much more widely known white Vermentino.
The vast majority of Vermentino wines are white, so there is little need to qualify the grape’s name with the color the descriptor bianco. Few vineyards have Vermentino Nero within their rows that even very the most worldly of wine consumers may be completely oblivious to its existence. Both forms of Vermentino originated around the northern shores of the western Mediterranean although while regular, light-skinned Vermentino is at home in Liguria, Vermentino Nero is grown almost exclusively in Tuscany. It has been so far limited to IGT wines)
In Liguria, Vermentino (Pigato) is the principal variety in white wines from the Colli di Luni. Here, the wines’ crisp freshness and minerality echo the cool, bright landscape of the Carrara marble quarries. Vermentino is recognized for the refreshing acidity and attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, dried herbs and a whiff of saline minerality.