GRAPES: 100 % Vernaccia
Area: San Gimignano
Altitude: 250-280 m a.s.l.
Vineyards: high spur-trained cordon
Soil: sand and lime
Yield: 9000 kg/ha
Harvest: second and third week of September
Fermentation: in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks
Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel tanks
Color: pale yellow with green reflections
Nose: intense aromas of white flowers and fruit, including green apple
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG - Cesani
Produced since the thirteenth century and mentioned by Dante in his Divine Comedy, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano is Italy’s first white wine to have received DOCG status. Made from the local Vernaccia grapes, this wine has a dryness and body that very few other white wines share, with a persistence that renders it ideal for hearty risotto dishes and chicken or rabbit as well as starters. Aromas of white flowers and green apple, a notable weight and a distinct almond aftertaste make this wine a valid substitute to the many aromatic white wines that are so prominent on today’s shelves.