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Vernaccia

Vernaccia is mainly found in Central Italy, where it's made into a refreshing white wine. With its rich history and unique regional styles, Vernaccia is a must-try for any wine lover.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Vernaccia is a white grape variety that produces light-bodied wines with a pale yellow hue. Its aromas are typically floral and fruity, with notes of citrus, peach, and apricot. On the palate, it has a refreshing acidity and a mineral finish.

Fresh Vernaccia grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Vernaccia is native to the Tuscan region of Italy, where it is the only white grape variety to have its own DOCG, Vernaccia di San Giminiano. It is also grown in the Sardinia, Emilia-Romagna and Marche regions. Vernaccia is a vigorous variety that is well-suited to the warm climate of its native region. It is usually grown in hillside vineyards and trained in the traditional gobelet style. The grapes are harvested in late August and early September. During winemaking, the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to preserve the freshness of the aromas and flavors. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is the most famous style of Vernaccia wine. It is produced in the San Gimignano area of Tuscany and is known for its crisp, mineral-driven character. Other styles of Vernaccia include Vernaccia di Oristano, which is produced in the Oristano area of Sardinia, and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, which is produced in the Marche region of Italy. Vernaccia pairs well with seafood dishes, such as grilled fish and shellfish. It also goes well with salads, light pasta dishes, and white meats.

Foods to pair with Vernaccia:

Pasta
Pizza
Curry
Beef
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Fun Fact about Vernaccia
Vernaccia di San Giminiano is one of the oldest DOCG in Italy, having been granted the designation in 1966.

Top Wines with Vernaccia

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Il Colombaio di Santachiara Selvabianca Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Il Colombaio di Santachiara

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The Vernaccia di San Gimignano "Selvabianca," hailing from the Tuscan winery Il Colombaio Santa Chiara, represents the youthful and vibrant interpretation of this intriguing native grape variety. As the sole white DOCG grape in a region renowned for its exceptional red wines, such as Tuscany, Vernaccia brings forth wines with distinct character. Selvabianca is a well-structured white wine with robust and varied aromas, which are further accentuated in their authenticity through the vinification process in stainless steel and concrete containers. With its pronounced character and enduring flavor profile, it pairs exceptionally well with first courses from both land and sea cuisines, as well as with subtly flavored white meats.
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Panizzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano Blanco

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Panizzi Vernaccia di San Gimignano Blanco is a delightful white wine that showcases the best of the San Gimignano appellation in Tuscany, Italy. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine is made from Vernaccia grapes grown in vineyards with unique features such as limestone-rich soils and a Mediterranean climate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness and vibrant flavors. The result is a crisp and elegant wine with notes of citrus, white flowers, and a hint of minerality. Perfect for those seeking a refreshing and well-balanced white wine experience.
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Teruzzi & Puthod Isola Bianca Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Teruzzi & Puthod

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Teruzzi & Puthod Isola Bianca Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a high-quality white wine produced by the renowned Italian winery Teruzzi & Puthod. This wine is made from the Vernaccia grape variety, which is grown in the San Gimignano appellation in Tuscany, Italy. The vineyards are located on hillsides with a unique microclimate that allows for optimal grape ripening. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness and fruitiness. The resulting wine is crisp, dry, and refreshing, with notes of citrus, green apple, and almond. It pairs well with seafood, spicy dishes, and light pasta dishes.
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Cesani Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Pancole)

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Cesani Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Pancole) is a delightful white wine that offers the best of the San Gimignano appellation in Tuscany, Italy. Produced by a renowned family-owned winery, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in vineyards with unique features such as clay and limestone soils, which contribute to its distinct character. The winemaking process involves careful selection and gentle pressing of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness and vibrant flavors. The result is a crisp and refreshing wine with notes of citrus, white flowers, and a hint of minerality. Perfect for pairing with seafood or enjoying on its own.
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Panizzi Vigna Santa Margherita Vernaccia di San Gimignano

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Panizzi Vigna Santa Margherita Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a delightful white wine that showcases the best of the San Gimignano appellation in Tuscany, Italy. Produced by a renowned winery, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in the Vigna Santa Margherita vineyard, which benefits from the region's unique terroir. The winemaking process involves careful selection and gentle pressing of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks. The result is a crisp and refreshing wine with vibrant acidity and a beautiful balance of flavors. With its characteristic notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality, this Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a perfect choice for those seeking a high-quality and expressive white wine.
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