2020 Ashfield Cellars California Vermentino
A delightfully refreshing wine that works well as an aperitif or pairs perfectly with any number of treasures of the sea.
Country: United States
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About This Wine:
These are some of the strongholds of the Vermentino grape variety, known for making refreshing white wines with enticing floral aromas and lip-smacking fruit flavors.
In the United States — primarily in California — a few small-scale producers have embraced the variety. In order to craft an acceptable number of bottles, Ashfield needed to source grapes from a number of growers in various parts of the Golden State, where plantings are miniscule in comparison to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and other popular white varieties.
What can you expect from Ashfield’s 2020 Vermentino? It begins with an alluring white flower perfume, which leads to refreshing acidity on the palate. That’s when the fruit flavors make themselves known, joined by a nice creamy note. While the wine can be enjoyed on its own, consider serving it alongside specialties of the western Mediterranean: thin-sliced octopus drizzled with lime, or empanadas de mariscos.