Uvaggio bottle

Uvaggio

Vermentino, 2015

After 20 years working for Napa icon Robert Mondavi, in 1998 Jim Moore set out to prove that California could grow Italian grape varieties as good as or better than those in Italy. Vermentino became his calling card given his consistently high scores from Wine Enthusiast and Decanter magazines. For this wine he found two vineyards in Lodi with soil and climate conditions nearly identical to those of Sardinia, home of the world’s best Vermentinos.

Profile

Uvaggio Vermentino is classic in style, a paradigm even for Italian Vermentinos. It has the zestiness, bright citrus flavors and an underlying mineral note that are signature qualities of the grape.

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TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Crushed stones sillo
Crushed stones
Apple sillo
Apple
Limes sillo
Lime
Orange zest sillo
Orange zest

Pairing

These vibrant wines often taste of passion fruit or citrus, sometimes accented with an herbaceous note. A fruity-zesty balance, a signature of Sauvignon Blanc, is what makes these wines delicious with goat cheese (a staple pairing in France’s Loire Valley); the wine makes the cheese taste creamier.

More About The Wine

Lodi is a warm, dry region where just about every grape variety, red or white, grows well. Winemaking immigrants from Europe figured this out around 1850. Italian settlers were especially successful with their native varieties, Vermentino being one of them. The grape doesn’t require cool nights to retain its bright character.

DID YOU KNOW?

Vermentino has a red-skinned cousin called Vermentino Nero, used to make red wines. But it’s not nearly as popular or widely planted as the white-wine grape.

  • VARIETY
    Vermentino
  • VINTAGE
    2015
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Lodi, California, USA
  • OAK
    Stainless steel, 10% neutral oak
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    13.0%
  • FARMING
    Conventional
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