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Teruzzi & Puthod Rondolino, Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Italy

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Average Price $14 (USD)
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Grape Variety

Vernaccia is a pejorative form of the Italian word Vernaculo, meaning "common" or "indigenous". It has been used in several wine regions around Italy to refer to a number of entirely unrelated grape varieties. This is a similar story to that of Malvasia (Malvoisie and Malmsey in French and English), which was originally Monemvasia, the name of the Peloponnese port through which so much sweet Malvasia wine was once shipped.

The commune or region in which a particular Vernaccia is grown often appends its name to that of the grape, creating such forms as Vernaccia di Oristano (from Oristano, Sardinia) and Vernaccia di San Gimignano (from Tuscany's ...more

  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano stands out among the top wines of Tuscany, being the region's only white wine to have reached the lofty heights of DOCG status. Long before its DOCG promotion (in 1993) its renown was well established; it was among the very first wines officially classified when Italy introduced the DOC system in 1966.

    Vernaccia-based wine from San Gimignano has a long history, and since the Renaissance period has been considered one of Italy’s oldest and most noble wines. Its fame has no doubt been strongly connected to its region of origin, San Gimignano – an ancient Tuscan town famed for its medieval towers.

    The ...more

  • San Gimignano is located north of Siena in the heart of Tuscany, central Italy. It is rich in viticultural history, with time-honored winemaking traditions dating back to the Etruscan era. Today it has its own San Gimignano DOC title (granted in August 1996) and is home to Tuscany's only white DOCG wine – ...more

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