The Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a white wine produced in a small appellation in the heart of Tuscany region, it is well known and appreciate worldwide. The Vernaccia di San Gimignano is produced according the DOCG rules since 1993, this wine was the first Italian wine recognized as DOC in 1966.
Appellation: Vernaccia di San Gimignano (D.O.C.G.)
Production Area: Località Fugnano (San Gimignano)
Grape and percentage: 100% Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Vine trellissing system: Spur Cordon
Density: 4400 vines per hectare
Soil : Yellow sand, clay mixed with cobblestone
Altitude: 270 mt above sea level
Yield of grapes per hectare: 7,5 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 last two weeks of September, the bunches are softly pressed, the juice is immdiately separate from the skin and racked in temperature control steel tanks where it ferments for two weeks. At the end of alcoholic fermentation the wine is cleaned from the gross sediment, moved in clean steel tanks where it mature for 6 months before the release.
Tasting notes: Straw/greenish yellow, the nose remind golden apple, white peach and sage. Fresh, and tasty with pleasant sour almond aftertaste, typical in Vernaccia di San Gimignao wines.
Serving suggestions: Perfect as aperitif, with row fish and crustaceous or fresh cheese
Serving temperature: 10°/12°C
Number of bottles/year: 40000