In de Italiaanse Maremma is de vermentino in opmars. In de provincie Grosetto wordt 50% geproduceerd van de totale Toscaanse productie van deze druif. In de DOC Maremma is het de meest gebottelde.
Vermentino has been a driving force behind the recent growth of DOC Maremma Toscana, with the second edition of the Vermentino Grand Prix blind tasting, organised by the Consorzio Tutela Vini della Maremma Toscana.
“I am more certain than ever that our Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC has what it takes not only to position itself among the great white wines of the world, but also to compete against the great Tuscan reds, becoming one of the major cornerstones of our appellation,” said Consorzio president, Francesco Mazzei.
“This is an especially versatile vine, suited to the production of both young and aged wines. Combined with a pristine and varied zone that extends from the coastal area to the Colline Metallifere and to Mount Amiata, this ensures consistent qualitative improvement in wines with outstanding consumer appeal,” Mazzei added.
With 832 hectares in production in 2021, Vermentino is the main white grape variety cultivated in the province of Grosseto and accounts for over 50% of the Vermentino produced in Tuscany.