Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2018

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Grown in hillside vineyards surrounding the Tuscan town of San Gimignano, this wine is made entirely from Vernaccia grapes. The grapes are chilled immediately following harvest and vinified at low temperatures in cement vats so that the final wine exudes a fresh, lively character. Since the 2004 vintage, this wine has been made from USDA-certified organically grown grapes. In a region of reds, this classically spicy Vernaccia wine shows a different side of Tuscany.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow in color, gentle floral and citrus aromas complement undertones of stone fruits and fresh herbs. This wine has flavors of lemon zest, sage, and minerality with hints of anise and almonds on the crisp finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this crisp, unoaked white with insalata di mare, salmoriglio, calamari grigliati, and chicken scallopini.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
Vineyard name:
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Vineyard size:
38 acres
Soil composition:
Clay and Sand
Training method:
Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation:
990 feet
Vines/acre:
1,200-1,680
Yield/acre:
3.2 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern / Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1986-2007
Average Vine Age:
7
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1974
Bottles produced of this wine:
95,000
Certified eco-friendly practices:
USDA Certified Organic Grapes
Certifying organizations:
USDA
Sustainability certification:
USDA Made with Certified Organic Grapes
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Vernaccia
Prefermentation technique:
Cold soak
Fermentation container:
Cement vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature:
64 °F
Maceration technique:
Battonage
Length of maceration:
40 days
Type of aging container:
Cement vats
Size of aging container:
55-150 HL
Length of aging before bottling:
5 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.0 %
Residual sugar:
3.7 g/L
Acidity:
5.7 g/L
Dry extract:
23.8 g/L
Total SO2:
98.0 mg/L

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