With the excellent 2018 vintage, Tenuta La Vigna decided for the first time to release a Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva. Due to the unicque characteristic of the small older vineyard planted in 1979, the owner and the winemaker vinified separately the fruit in order to bottle a very special Vernaccia pefect for long time ageing. Just 2000 bottles released.
Appellation: Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva (D.O.C.G.)
Production Area: Single vineyard planted on 1979 in Fugnano area (San Gimignano)
Grape and percentage: 100% Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Vine trellissing system: Guyot
Density: 2000 vines per hectare
Soil : Calcareous with high percentage of small rocks
Altitude: 270 mt above sea level
Yield of grapes per hectare: 4 tons
Microclimate: Typical mediterranean climate with rainfall in April, May and November; temperature between -5°C +37°C
Production process: Vernaccia grapes are hand harvested on the first week of October, the bunches are softly pressed and the juice is immdiately separate from the skin and racked, part in temperature control steel tanks and part in 2/3rd passage French barriques where it ferments for two weeks. At the end of alcoholic fermentation the wine is blended in a clean steel tank where it mature for at least 12 months. At the end of the ageing period the wine is bottled and fined further 3 months in bottle before release it.
Tasting notes: Straw yellow, intense and balsamic at the nose, mint and ripe apricots with a note of vanilla. Medium bodied and fresh, quite complex and austere at the taste.
Serving suggestions: A perfect match with white meats, lobster or fresh Tuscan pecorino cheese
Serving temperature: 10°/12°C
Number of bottles/year: 2000