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VIGNA DEL SOLE - Vernaccia di San Gimignano D.O.C.G.

 

The first Italian wine to be classified as DOC, and since then DOCG thanks to its continually increasing quality. It has always been a favourite amongst classy gourmets, princes and popes. In The Divine Comedy, Dante immortalizes it as deserving a place in Purgatory, where punishment for gluttons constitutes the absence of eel and Vernaccia! Interestingly enough some experts believe that the Tuscan Vernaccia originated in Liguria, in the Cinque Terre area at Vernazza. Indeed at close scrunity the Vernaccia grape is not that different to the Bosco grape in shape and in yelding capacity, although a little less in shape of cluster and colour. For this wine we carefully select the best grapes from our small selection of land, Vigna del Sole (our vineyard of the sun) The result is a more structured Vernaccia, with intense aromas, a hint of almond flavour and an excellently well balanced body.

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CLASSIFICATION:

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG

Grapes: Vernaccia 100%

Colour & Bouquet: Intense straw-yellow.
Flavour of bread crust and vanilla with almond aftertaste. Stylish wine, full of harmoniously blended flavours: a caress in the mouth

Meal suggestions: Excellent with first courses, seafood and roasts. Bright and interesting with tasty

ALC/VOL: Alcol: 13 % vol.

First year of production: 1984

Production area: San Gimignano (SI), Italia

Exposure vineyard: South

Altimetry: 330 Meters above sea level

Density of the system: 4000 plants / Ha

Harvest period: Mid Semptember

Aging Material: Steel

Period of bottling:  February

Service Temperature: 10-12°

Classification: Vernaccia di San Gimignano D.O.C.G.

Average number of bottes: 10.000

Grapes: Vernaccia di San Gimignano 100%

Yeld per hectare: 80

Pruning system: Cordone speronato

Age of the vineyard: 30 years

Material fermentation tanks: Steel Tank with controlled temperature

Vinification: 12 hours of maceration under dry ice,soft pressing, racking and starting fermentation with selected yeasts. Long on the yeasts

Aging capacity: Good

Package: 750ml