The Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first Italian wine to be classified DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin) in 1966, as a testimony to the importance of a wine that was historically already mentioned in the 13th century. Then quoted in Italian literature by some of the greatest as Dante Alighieri and Boccaccio, it has crossed the history of Italy appreciated by the King and Popes to reach today as the most important white wine in a world famous region for its wines red. He obtained the DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Origin Denomination) in 1993 to further testify of the quality of the road that manufacturers have begun to follow for several decades.
The Vernaccia di San Gimignano is produced exclusively and exclusively in the municipality of San Gimignano, whose territory of alluvial origin can uniquely characterize this wine. It is so strongly influenced by the soil that the geographical location of the vineyards with respect to the city of San Gimignano is recognizable in the individual wines.
The Vernaccia di San Gimignano di Campochiarenti comes from vineyards of 25-30 years old, with different clones that fit well to the different terrain of the vineyards. The age of the vines allows for obtaining grapes with high concentration and typicality.
Harvested manually in the second half of September, the grapes arrive very quickly in the cellar to undergo a soft pressing, followed by clarification and slow fermentation at low temperature.
The Vernaccia of San Gimignano can be appreciated during the first year thanks to its freshness and its character, but it is also able to age a few years showing its most specific aspects of minerality and body. It is a unique wine that surprises those who do not know this little corner of Tuscany.