Vernaccia di San Gimignano represents the “Tuscany in White”, a century-old wine and the first DOC of Italy. Great care is taken to harvest the Vernaccia only when it has achieved complete physiological ripeness. The harvest is done entirely by hand and careful selection takes place in the vineyards before the grapes are transported to the winery on dry ice in order to preserve freshness until pressing.
Owner: Renato Spanu and Nadia Betti
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: White wine
Varietals: 98% Vernaccia di San Gimignano, 2%, Trebbiano Toscano
Vineyard Location: San Gimignano
Elevation: 260 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1985
Trellising: Guyot, spur-pruning system
Soil: Pliocene clayey soil with intrusion of calcareous sand
Hand-harvested grapes undergo extensive selection. Cold maceration pre-fermentation for 12 hours. and fermentation ij stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts for 15 days at 16 °C.
In stainless steel tanks of 30 Hl for 7 months. In the bottle for 2 months before the release.
Color: Straw yellow color
Bouquet: Complex nose featuring floral, citrus, tropical and mineral notes
Flavor: A wine with a great structure, sapid, mineral, fresh and persistent
Pairings: Excellent with fish and white meat. Also suitable as an aperitif and with antipasti
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: < 1.0 g/l
Serving Temperature: 52ºF
Production: 20,000 bts