Rolle grape is also grown in Provence since antiquity, but it is concidered to have it’s origins in Italy, where it is called Vermentino. It is widely planted in Sardinia, in Liguria primarily under the name Pigato, to some extent in Corsica, in Piedmont under the name Favorita, and in increasing amounts in Languedoc-Roussillon. The leaves are dark green and pentagonal. The grapes are amber-yellow and hang in pyramidal bunches.
It is an extremely hardy grape with a great taste, which produces wines with citrus and pear aromas, full-bodied and well-balanced, both smooth and flavorful.