An Italian varietal that can be found extensively throughout the regions of Sardinia, Corsica, and especially the Cinque Terre D.O.C. on the Italian Riviera (Liguria). The birthplace of the Vermentino is somewhat up for debate as the Italian Vermentino and the French Rolle are fighting it out for chicken or egg status. As Rolle the varietal can be found throughout the southern French regions including Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence. Vermentino is a very aromatic varietal combining notes of citrus, fresh grass, herbs, and almonds with a crisp and acidic framework. On the island of Corsica it is known as Malvoisie de Corse and may indeed be related to the varietal with the similar name from Spain and Portugal.