Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Vermentino

Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 VermentinoVermentino is where it’s at peeps. If you’re a newbie to this grape variety then this Empirica by Castelli Estate Wines 2018 Vermentino is a great one to start with. But buy at least 2 bottles as 1 bottle is definitely not enough.

A big thanks to Castelli from the Frankland River in WA’s Great Southern wine region for sending over this sample for us to try. It lasted all of 5 seconds unopened in our house. Continue reading

Vigna Bottin 2016 Vermentino McLaren Vale

Vigna Bottin 2016 Vermentino McLaren ValeI just have to say, I’m loving your portfolio right now Vino Bambino! Mark and the team recently sent me a few samples over to try and each wine is really hitting the spot! Thanks guys!

This one here is a 2016 Vermentino from Vigna Bottin Wines in McLaren Vale, South Australia. I matched it up with a super easy and delicious homemade pesto pappardelle pasta from the Dish Magazine. The crispy prosciutto on top was my addition to the recipe. Continue reading

Pinelli Estate Reserve Vermentino 2018 Swan Valley

Pasta and Pinelli, is there a better match?

Pinelli Estate Reserve Vermentino 2018 Swan ValleySince I can’t make the new-ish Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant in Perth’s Swan Valley my local, it just means I have to order in the wine and cook my own. Thankfully free delivery helps on the wine side of things.

This Pinelli Estate Wines 2018 Reserve Vermentino is a new release and it’s a match made in heaven for this Spinach & Herb Pesto Pasta I made from the Dish Magazine. It’s supposed to be rocket leaves but we opted for a spinach replacement. Continue reading