The Vermentino variety can be found under fairly intensive cultivation in nearly all the Mediterranean coastal districts from Spain to Liguria and on Corsica and Sardinia. It is also grown in small areas on the island of Madeira and at some places in southern France. Vermentino is clearly Spanish in origin. It was traditionally trained to the alberello Sardo system with three to four renewal spurs but new techniques of cultivation were recently introduced. Among them, the Guyot and Palmetta Speronata systems have yielded the best results.
Different from the Gallura, whose granitic soils are thin and poor, the other zones on Sardinia where Vermentino is grown feature much richer and more fertile soils, which permit much higher yields of grapes. The result is a wine with a lower alcohol level that is smooth and quite drinkable. However, the character is well delineated and differs from one area to the next.