"Vernaccia Torri" - Vernaccia di San Gimignano D.o.c.g

First Italian wine to be classified as DOC in 1966, and since then DOCG thanks to its continually increasing quality. This wine goes back to the time of Dante and Boccaccio. Michelangelo mentions it in his writings and he refers to it as "the wine that tingles, bites and stings". 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 scrutiny, the Vernaccia grape is not that different to the Bosco grape in shape and yielding capacity, although a little less in shape of cluster and colour.

 

 

CLASSIFICATION: Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
GRAPES: Vernaccia 100%
COLOUR & BOUQUET: Gold with greenish hues, fragrant scent of genista with a touch of pineapple.
MEAL SUGGESTIONS: Excellent with hot antipasto, fish, Shellfish & white meat
ALC/VOL : Alcol 12,5%

 

 

 

 

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Vernaccia Torri Classification: Vernaccia di San Gimignano D.o.c.g.
First year of production: 1966 Average number of bottles produced: 15.000
Production area: San Gimignano (SI), Italia Grapes: Vernaccia di San Gimignano 100%
Exposure vineyard: South and North Yield per hectare: 80
Altimetry: 330 Meters above sea level Pruning system: Cordone speronato
Density of the system: 5000 plants / Ha Age of the vineyard: 5 / 30 years
Harvest period: Mid Semptember Material fermentation tanks: Steel Tank with controlled temperature
Aging Material: Steel Vinification: Fermentation of the juice at a controlled temperature and addition of selected yeasts
Period of bottling:: February Aging capacity: Good
Service Temperature: 10-12° Package: 375 - 750ml
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