Vermentino d.o.c. Riviera Ligure di Ponente (Western Ligurian Riviera) This is Casa Calvini’s most popular product. The celebrated bottle of Vermentino Calvini continues to claim prizes in every competition…fruit of the great care and attention paid to every phase of the cultivation and production. Vermentino Calvini is accomplished through the use of a traditional vine of Western Liguria. The vineyards in Armea Valley, from Bussana to Poggio, are cultivated in clay soils which hold the water, bestowing the fruit with the unusual and particular perfumes and aromas of this true cru. Vermentino is a wine that is perfect for making friends around the table at happy hour, or for fish dishes and all mediteranean cooking, in particular, Ligurian specialities. D.O.C : Riviera Ligure di Ponenete (Western Ligurian Riviera) – Vermentino, D.O.C is regulated by the DPR of 31.03.1988 G.U. 31.01.1989Production zone: The Riviera Ligure di Ponenete (Western Ligurian Riviera) with prevalence for different types of altitudes. Vines can be found on the coastal belt or also in high quality production which, falls within the class of “mountain wines” (mountain grape variety).Type: dry whiteGrape variety: Vermentino, minimum 95%. Maximum grape yield, 110 Q.li (cwt) per hectare. Also called Malvasia Grossa, Carbesso or Carbes. In France it is called Marvaise à Gros Grains and Malvaise du Dourc.Alcohol content:12%. Could also reach 12,5 – 13%.Colour: Golden yellow with soft green reflections.Aroma: A delicate, characteristic aroma. Delicately fruity and floral with hints of wildflowers, apple, peach and very rarely banana.Taste: dry, sapid slightly crisp (lightly acidulous), refreshing for the palate.Perfect age: within a year or two of harvest.Conservation: laid in a cellar at 12-14°C.Serving temperature: between 8-10°CType of glass: for white, slim to enhance the aroma.Ideal to accompany: seafood appetisers, lasagne and gnocchi with pesto, “trofie” with pesto. Stewed fish dishes, “branzino” ……with extra virgin olive oil, and other dishes both national and foreign. Fresh cheese ( not too sharp). Good as an aperitif, it is traditionally a wine to drink in company, at a late afternoon get-together.