Vermentino Better Half 2021
The Better Half winery is a very small family winery with no more than 2500 -3000 bottles in the different series, i.e. following the concept of garage wine.
Garage wines have long been known around the world, but they are making inroads in Bulgaria. They work with French oak and we are constantly looking for innovation, looking back into the past as well as forward into the future.
The wine has a beautiful golden colour, and a nose that has hints of orange blossom, lemon blossom and green herbs. The body is medium, refreshing and spicy dry. A typical Italian variety, but wonderfully positioned in Bulgaria.
- White Meats
- Soft Cheese
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Better Half Garage Wines is a boutique winery that produces a limited series of wines. The cellar works with a diverse palette of varieties. The vineyards are located in the vicinity of the village of Zmeevo near Stara Zagora.All wines of the same producer
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Vermentino is a white wine grape variety grown in various places in the western Mediterranean: northwestern Italy, southern France and the neighboring islands of Corsica and Sardinia. It is known by different names - Pigato in Liguria, Favorita in Piedmont and Rolle in Provence, although there is a disagreement as to which of them are synonymous with Vermentino and which are separate varieties. It is an indisputable fact that Vermentino wines, Pigato wines, Favorita wines and Rolle wines have many common features - refreshing acidity and attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, dried herbs and saline minerality. Vermentino's genetic and geographical origins are quite uncertain and unclear, which contributes to disagreements over his identity across countries. Some theories claim that in Italy he comes from Spain, others say the exact opposite, and there is a third theory that his homeland is in the Middle East and in the Mediterranean arrives through Greece. However, the variegated and foggy past of the variety does not prevent its spread and its ability for strong terroir expression. In Liguria Vermentino (Pigato) is the main variety in white wines from Colli di Luni. Here, the freshness and minerality of the wines reflect the cool, bright landscape of Carrara's marble quarries. In the west, the Vermentino vines have taken root in the dramatic vineyards of the Cinque Terre. Here, using the passito (sun-drying) method, the variety is a key component in the jammy, similar to nectar Cinque Terre Sciacchetra sweet wine. In Tuscany, the Vermentino vineyards around Bolgheri produce some of the richest Italian white wines. The warm and sunny Tuscan climate in combination with various oenological techniques (contact with the skins, aging on fine lees and aging in barrels) contributes to the creation of wine comparable in density and aromatic complexity with the wines of the Viognier variety. In Sardinia, Vermentino is the key grape for local white wine production and enjoys its own name, Vermentino di Sardegna, which is used to make one of the island's most prized wines, Vermentino di Gallura. The proximity of Corsica and Sardinia suggests the presence of Vermentino on the French island as well. Here it is also a key component in the white wines from all over the island and is successfully grown in the vineyards of Patrimonio, Ajaccio, Figari, Calvi, Sartene, Porto-Vecchio and the peninsula "Cap Corse." Vermentino does not miss the Provencal coast of southern France. Here, however, it is traditionally known as Rolle, although it is increasingly referred to by its more modern Italian name Vermentino. Of particular note are Bellet's white wines, which are made from at least 60% Vermentino.More wines of the same variety