Costing under $19, with 13% alcohol,the 2017 La Pettegola Vermentino scored 16+ Dionysian points out of a possible 20.

Crisps mineral, citrus, and some wild flower floral notes, and a good clean acidity, make the Italian wine from Tuscany a great food wine.

The always use to be 12% alcohol, but seem to have gone up recently.


It’s ideal with fish, hard cheeses, and even pork loin or white turkey meat. It’s what a food wine should be.

This is another Banfi selection and if you don’t know much about the Vermentino grape, start with this example to learn its taste and style.

Italy has so many great and interesting local grapes that we all should know. In Vino Veritas.