Vermentino originates from Italy. It has been grown in Corsica for a very long time, as well as in Italy, especially Sardinia, with a few vineyards in Portugal and Madeira. Vermentino is prolific and vigorous, so it should be pruned short. It does especially well in poor soils in the Mediterranean region and is particularly susceptible to powdery mildew. It is a multi-purpose grape, used for wine, table grapes, and raisins. White Vermentino wines are remarkable: pale color, finesse, softness, and complex aromas (flowers, apples, and pears) although sometimes lacking in acidity.