The Vermentino Vine
Vermentino is characterized by its leaves, which are medium sized, pentagonal and pentalobed, dark green in color, with a silky and arachnoid underside. The edges are irregularly toothed and accentuated and the clusters are medium-large sized, cylindrical, and almost widespread. The grapes are medium sized with a moderately thick and waxy skin. The grapes are an amber yellow color, sometimes greenish, with a colorless juice and neutral flavor. The grape ripens during the second half of September (third period). Vermentino is typically trained with the sapling technique, but newer systems prefer expanded forms that guarantee a constant and abundant production. This grapevine has no particular soil or climate requirements, although it prefers loose granite residuous soils, hillside exposure, to produce a wine with finesse. Its resistance to adverse weather conditions and cryptogams is not so good, with the exception to the Powdery Mildew.