I was a big fan as well as a few others. I like a crisp, dry white wine which tends to have more minerality than fruit. Others that wanted (my wife included) a more fruit forward white, did not have a 2nd glass. With that being said, I still receive text messages almost a week later now asking for the name of that "one wine we all were talking about".
Vermentino is a grape that is best known in the Corsica and Sardinia regions of Italy. The climates there on the Mediterranean shares similar characteristics of McLaren Vale in Australia. That is what sparked the decision for Mitolo to produce it's only white varietal to date. (On a side note, they make a wonderful Syrah that everyone should try.)
Mitolo's Jester Vermentino is tough for me to describe. It has a ton of flavor but its not fruity. The flavors here are more mineral. It also shares grassy notes like that of a fresh Sauvignon Blanc. It is extremely crisp thanks to an low alcohol level of only 10%. Because of this, there is low sugar making it dry as well. It has a nice balance of acidity on the finish.
Mitolo Jester Vermentino in a nutshell:
Description: Pale Straw yellow in color. Faint hints of melon and stone fruits. Grassy notes with great minerality.
Pairings: Enjoyed it with a scallop and quinoa stir fry. Great with a shrimp or crab salad as well.
Vintages/Price: Current vintage is 2011. There is still some 2010 left on the shelves as well. Should find it between $13 and $17.
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