Vernaccia di San Giminiano DOCG is a still white wine that is produced exclusively within the territory of San Giminiano, in the province of Siena. Its ancient history and its strong connection with the characteristic medieval town make it one of the most well-known Tuscan white wines, even outside the regional borders.
It is produced with the grapes of the homonymous vine, the Vernaccia di San Giminiano, a local white grapes variety that finds its maximum expression on the hilly lands of this area.
Vernaccia appears for the first time in official documents of 1276 which show how its trade was widespread (and taxed) already at that time. Its consumption was mostly common on the tables of nobles and clergy, so much so that it was also mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy.
- registration: 1966 DOC 1993 DOCG
- category: white wine
- carbon dioxide: still
- residual sugar: dry
- Vernaccia di San Giminiano
- Vernaccia di San Giminiano Riserva
- Vernaccia di San Giminiano 85-100%
- other local grapes 0-15%
- quintals of grapes per hectare: 90
- hectoliters of wine per quintal: 0,70
- hectoliters of wine per hectare: 63
- V. di San Giminiano: 11,5%
- V. di San Giminiano Riserva: 12,5%
- temperature: 12°C / 54°F
- glass: medium glass
- longevity: 2-5 years