2011 Domaine Les Yeuses Vermentino, IGP Pays d'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon

( £6.50, 13%, Lea & Sandeman )

Vermentino, or Rolle, is one of those grapes that should be more widely planted, partly because it retains acidity and freshness in warm climates, but also because it has plenty of flavour. This is typical of the variety, and at a very appealing price: orange peel and citrus zest with an undertone of Mediterranean herbs and a tangy aftertaste. Perfect for the last few days of summer. 

BuyDrinking window: 2012-13Similar Wines: £5-£10, 86-90, France, White, Vermentino