Lamoresca

Vino Bianco Vermentino

9.158 ratings
9.214 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Vermentino
Top Notes For
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.7

This is one of those "holy fuck, where did gravity just go?!" wines. 100% Vermentinu Corso made from a Belgian of Sicilian descent, who returned to his island to grow vines and olives. More olives than vines. Any of which are particularly damn good, especially the Frappato -called Nerocapitano. But barring that wine, this is one of the most compelling versions, and perhaps clones, of Vermentino I have ever tasted. Not as oxidative than the 2013, also seems to have less skin contact, but I'm pretty sure it's only 48 hours, identical to the prior vintage. But its pristine! And senza chemica. The nose and palate transport me to a magical, far away land that I've never visited, but I cannot wait to go there.

This is one of those "holy fuck, where did gravity just go?!" wines. 100% Vermentinu Corso made from a Belgian of Sicilian descent, who returned to his island to grow vines and olives. More olives than vines. Any of which are particularly damn good, especially the Frappato -called Nerocapitano. But barring that wine, this is one of the most compelling versions, and perhaps clones, of Vermentino I have ever tasted. Not as oxidative than the 2013, also seems to have less skin contact, but I'm pretty sure it's only 48 hours, identical to the prior vintage. But its pristine! And senza chemica. The nose and palate transport me to a magical, far away land that I've never visited, but I cannot wait to go there.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2016
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.2

Vermentino the color of shit! Interesting.

Vermentino the color of shit! Interesting.

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2015
Tom Kearney

Herbaceous aromas and flavors...white pepper. Straw gold color. Clutching structure. Great balance overall

Herbaceous aromas and flavors...white pepper. Straw gold color. Clutching structure. Great balance overall

Jun 5th, 2017
Peter N

2015 lovely pale gold color. Fresh aromas of apricot, beeswax and citrus peel. Lively on the palate with perfect balance of acid and alcohol. Defined fruit flavors echo the nose. Long. #natural #delicious #stafftasting

2015 lovely pale gold color. Fresh aromas of apricot, beeswax and citrus peel. Lively on the palate with perfect balance of acid and alcohol. Defined fruit flavors echo the nose. Long. #natural #delicious #stafftasting

Jan 28th, 2017
Miguel de Leon

Service Director/Wine Educator Casa Mono

9.4

Deeeeelicious. Lightly tannic, jasmine and lemon pith; a pretty evolution as it gets to temp.

Deeeeelicious. Lightly tannic, jasmine and lemon pith; a pretty evolution as it gets to temp.

Mar 17th, 2015
Melissa M. Sutherland

Importer Winebow Wines

9.1

2010. Candied orange. Herbal. Should have waited longer. Has a long life ahead of it, like a Barolo.

2010. Candied orange. Herbal. Should have waited longer. Has a long life ahead of it, like a Barolo.

Jan 11th, 2015
James Bishop

Guess delectable didn't pick up the Rosso on the bottle which was delicious

Guess delectable didn't pick up the Rosso on the bottle which was delicious

Dec 16th, 2013
David Dawooloo

2009

Aug 30th, 2015
Max Mackinnon

Really good bottle of this 💪

Really good bottle of this 💪

May 6th, 2015
Elise Luce

Took awhile to really open up and shed some of it's more reductive texture and characteristics, but once it did it was lovely, really spectacular.

Took awhile to really open up and shed some of it's more reductive texture and characteristics, but once it did it was lovely, really spectacular.

Feb 28th, 2015