Believed to be originated from Italy, the Vermentino grape variety is a light - skinned fruit that is green or amber - yellow in colour and are bunched together in a pyramidal structure. It is known by many different names in different regions, such as Rolle in Provence, Pigato in Liguria and Favorita in Piedmont. Some argue that these are not synonyms to the same wine, but are different grape varieties in their own right. Whatever the truth be, all these varieties show common characteristics such as zesty acidity, saline minerality and attractive aromas of lemon peel, peach and dried herbs. Crisp acids, low alcohol levels and citrus - leaf aromatics are some key features of Vermentino wines. Flavours of lime and green apple fill up the medium - bodied palate, which boasts of a rich texture and complex structure. Thin - sliced octopus, deep - fried shellfish turnovers and fried marinated sardines taste delicious with Vermentinos.