Winemakers enjoy working with Vermentino. It is a very complete variety which delivers aroma, fruit flavour, body and structure. It is a wine of immediate appeal, but at the same time it has a slightly elusive complexity that keeps you coming back to it.
Vermentino is a fish wine par excellence. It is a dream partner to oysters and raw shellfish in general, and sails along next to squid and octopus dishes. It connects with the local food of its places of origin, so for instance it is a superb wine to drink with a basil-laden Genovese pasta al pesto, while the more robust wines can even handle the tomato-based fish soups of the coast.