||Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a variety with a very ancient history. The name is thought to derive from the Latin “vernaculus” meaning, appropriately enough, “local” or “from this place”. In 1966, Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first Italian white wine to be awarded its own Denominazione di Origine Controllata, or registered designation of origin. In 1993, it obtained the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita status.
||The site climate is continental, tempered by Mediterranean influences with cold, rainy winters and hot summers.
|Composition of the land
||Clay and sand soil types.
||From mid September to early October.
||Soft-crushing of the grapes and controlled-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks with cultured yeasts.
|| Outstanding as an aperitif or as a partner for dry cheeses, fish, carpaccio or white meats. A superb wine to serve with Japanese sushi cuisine.