Mitolo Jester Vermentino 2021
Vermentino is one of the great white hopes for white wines in warmer climate regions. This grape variety, best known for what it does in Sardinia, absolutely laps up the hot sun and dry conditions, and also makes delicious, food friendly wines. If you are not on the Vermentino train, the time is now.
This is a good vintage from Mitolo with a traditionally pale colour before launching into melon, citrus pith and faintly floral aromas. There is a delicacy here but also plenty of power. The palate is then dry and tangy, citrus and more nutty flavours are well balanced with crisp acidity. Refreshment value is high so ideal for drinking in the sun, especially with a classic match of sardines drizzled in lemon juice and fresh herbs.