Favorita, also known as Vermentino (‘vur-men-teeno’), is a crisp white wine that can be very complex in taste and is similar in style to Sauvignon Blanc. It is grown mostly in Italy and in southern France.
Favorita is a great wine to match with medium weight dishes that have rich herbs and spices. Suggested pairings: fish tacos, salmon, crab cakes, seafood, fennel-spiced pork sausage, prosciutto-wrapped melons, spinach and artichoke dishes, ricotta ravioli, arugula salad, quiche, hummus, mozzarella, goat cheese, feta, and pesto.
The Ghiga family has been farming in the Castiglione Tinella area of Piedmont since the early 1970s. Mario Ghiga, the original founder, established the farm and sold grapes to other wineries in the area. In 2009 his grandsons made the decision to start producing their own high quality wines under the family name. Today Enrico and David Ghiga oversee the daily tasks in both the vineyards and the winery.