PEAR SKIN & CANTALOUPE, LEMON ZEST, “ORANGE-LITE" Vermentino, perhaps, not-so-famous star of wine regions bordering the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian waters of the Mediterranean Sea is something of a chameleon. It can be fun, fresh, and no frills-ish or tropical and concentrated or minerally and elegant. Increasingly, especially among Sardinian and Tuscan producers, we’re encountering enigmatically orange-esque offerings like this one. Four days of skin contact have imbued a subtle but unmistakable amber tone and a whisper of refreshing tannic texture while Castellina’s proximity to the shore guarantees that we’ll not forget Vermentino’s maritime associations through an intriguing suggestion of brininess on the nose. Serving Suggestion:Calamari tempura & arugula salad w/ citrus-caper vinaigrette & olive oil. Ceviche. Chèvre & other goat cheeses.