For the entire month of July, we are proud to serve the 2018 Vermentino at the reduced price of $36 per 750 ml bottle and $9 per glass.

Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s wine estates in Italy - Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte of Strevi, Piedmont - as the exclusive agent for the family. John Mariani established the company on Spring Street in New York’s Little Italy. John Mariani named the company after an aunt, Teodolinda Banfi, a woman of eclectic tastes who supervised his early education and greatly influenced his views toward fine wines. Today the family still operates together, John Mariani’s grandchildren have kept up their grandfather’s expectations of excellent wine.

For this Vermentino, the weather conditions of 2018 were characterized by a particularly harsh winter, which delayed the start of the vegetative season, and then a summer that was initially cool and became warmer with quite a few rainfalls, a circumstance that allowed for having an excellent quality of white grapes.

While drinking this wine, it has a straw yellow tint, with unique hints of apricot, grapefruit, and notes of Mediterranean wood. Our halibut will pair well with this wine as well as our heirloom tomatoes making an appearance to this California summer season.