Vermentino is a quiet but moderate white wine that pairs best with seafood, pesto sauce, pork tenderloin, fish, salads and pasta dishes featuring vegetables.  Commonly a dry wine, Vermentino features aromas of herbs, lemon, minerals, nuts, flowers, pears and pepper.  On the finish, Vermentino has a bitter grapefruit finish.

If you love Sauvignon Blanc or Grüner Veltliner, you’ll enjoy Vermentino!  However, Vermentino is also a tricky wine to track down. The majority of Vermentino is from Italy, however, you’ll also find it produced in France, California, and Spain.

Best Food with Vermentino

VermentinoChicken Tacos
Vermentino LiguriaPansoti pasta with a walnut sauce
VermentinoSpinach Quiche
VermentinoCrab Cakes
VermentinoFish Tacos
VermentinoDolmades with Olives and Feta
VermentinoRoasted Quail over Mashed Parsnip
VermentinoCarpaccio Di Pesce
VermentinoRoasted Trout with Garlic & Rosemary
VermentinoGrilled Octopus
VermentinoThod Mun Pla
VermentinoSpinach & Ricotta Ravioli
VermentinoRoasted Zucchini with garlic and Herbs
VermentinoFennel Spiced Pork Sausage
VermentinoBuffalo Mozzarella
VermentinoMashed Parsnip
VermentinoRoasted Asparagus
VermentinoCreamy Leek Soup
VermentinoSpaghetti alle Vongole
VermentinoHalibut with Pesto Sauce
VermentinoPork Tenderloin
VermentinoVitello Tonnato - (Veal with Tuna Sauce)
VermentinoRoasted Chicken
VermentinoFeta Cheese
VermentinoCaesar Salad
VermentinoRicotta Cheese
VermentinoGoat Cheese
VermentinoWhite Beans
VermentinoFried Mussels
VermentinoTabbouleh Salad
VermentinoCaprese Salad
VermentinoIka - SquidSushi/Sashimi
Vermentino LiguriaGrilled Sea Bass
VermentinoGreen Beans
VermentinoPasta Primavera
VermentinoPecorino Cheese
VermentinoChicken Kiev
VermentinoBanh Gio - Pork and rice dumpling
VermentinoPenne all'Arrabbiata
VermentinoPasta with Pesto Sauce
VermentinoBrin D'Amour Cheese
VermentinoProsciutto with Melon
VermentinoFritto Misto di Mare
Vermentino LiguriaUni - Sea Urchin Sushi/Sashimi
VermentinoSquid Fried
VermentinoCroque Monsieur
VermentinoSalmon Grilled on a Cedar Plank
VermentinoFried Chicken
Late Harvest VermentinoSpaghetti alle Vongole (with tomatoes)
VermentinoSea Bass
Vermentino (sparkling)Fried Foods
VermentinoShrimp Scampi

Chicken Tacos & Vermentino Pairing

Chicken Tacos include a lot of flavours, however, chicken is the real star.  The high acidity of Vermentino ensures you taste the mild chicken flavours, as well as all of the other ingredients in your Chicken Tacos, whether that is tomatoes, refried beans, rice, grilled bell peppers, onions or cilantro.

The lemon, lime and tropical fruit flavours ensure you are continuously refreshed while eating your chicken tacos, as the acidity of the wine washes all the fats and carbohydrates away.  Meanwhile, the herbal notes complement all the delicious vegetables in your Chicken Tacos.

Vermentino & Halibut in Pesto Sauce Pairing

The herbal nature of Vermentino, along with its notes of almonds and minerals make it an excellent wine pairing with Pesto Sauce.  The herbal nature fits in well with basil and garlic of the pesto sauce while the almond flavours are delicious with the toasted pine nuts.

Vermentino is also a great wine to pair with Halibut as this mild fish acts like a sponge in that it absorbs the flavours of whatever it is paired up with.  With Halibut having delicate but sweet flavours, it takes on a new personality as it soaks up the quiet notes of green apple, citrus and tropical fruits found in Vermentino.

Spinach Quiche and Vermentino

Vermentino is an incredibly veggie-friendly white wine that pairs well with spinach quiche provided it’s not overly loaded with cheese, cream, or bacon.  For this pairing to work, spinach needs to be a dominant flavour, as the heavy notes of ham, cream and cheese will crush the moderate Vermentino flavours.

Soft in texture, Vermentino complements the eggy texture of quiche, while the bitter almond finish, along with the herbal and mineral flavours complement the green flavours of the spinach.  The high-acidity of Vermentino brings out the best of all the ingredients in the quiche, bringing out the best in every flavour.

Pork Tenderloin & Vermentino Pairing

Vermentino is an excellent wine pairing with Pork Tenderloin as the moderate flavours of this white wine won’t wipe out the mild flavours of the Pork.  Pork Tenderloin contains very little fat, meaning there isn’t much flavour.  As such, Pork Tenderloin tends to be stuffed with ingredients such as apples, apricots, nuts, herbs, or pears to add more flavour and to prevent the meat from drying out.  Featuring notes of green apple, citrus, herbs, nuts and melon, Vermentino will complement nearly anything you stuff your Pork Tenderloin with while remaining light enough to never overwhelm the delicate pork flavours.

Roasted Asparagus & Vermentino Pairing

The soft and creamy body of Vermentino is downright delicious with the fire-roasted flavours of Asparagus.  Meanwhile, the bitter almond, herb, and mineral notes of Vermentino complement the green flavours of Asparagus.  Finally, the refreshing notes of pear, melon, grapefruit and lemon offer relief against the sharp flavours of this vegetable, making Vermentino an excellent wine pairing with Asparagus.