2019 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Poggioaicieli
San Gimignano’s finest whites are one of Italy’s wine secrets
Certification: Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
Grapes Varieties: Vernaccia
Alcohol: 12.5% – 13.5%
Aging: 11 months in cellar
Type: White Still Wine
Serving Temperature: 12/14 °C
Pairing: Fish Dishes, Prized crustaceans, also eccellent with white meat
Country: Italy, Tuscany
The prime quality of this wine demand fish dishes, prized shellfish, steamed, baked or grilled fish, tasty seafood hors d’oevres, fish soup and shellfish risotto. Also excellent with crépes, soufflèes and white meat. The quality of the 2019 vintage is good, the quantity excellent, with a 25% increase in production compared to 2018 thanks to a favorable climatic trend.
Straw yellow color tending to golden with age. Fine, penetrating, fresh, fruity bouquet and a delicate, fruity flavour with a characteristic bitterish aftertaste.
Tenuta Torciano Winery is situated in the heart of Tuscany, 35 minutes from Florence and 20 minutes from Siena, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and a succession of unique greenery that features towering cypress trees, long stretches of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, forests of oaks and lovely villages.
When you visit Tenuta Torciano Winery, you will totally immerse yourself in Italian culture, together with a Tuscan family consisting of 13 generations of wine producers. Here you will experience warm hospitality and additional Tuscan traditions handed down from father to son.
Area of Production:
The production area is characterised by a Mediterranean climate with rather dry summers, not particularly harsh winters and rainfall concentrated in two periods: April/May and November, with temperatures varying from -5°C to +37°C. The area benefits from good ventilation all year round and only rarely is it cloaked in fog.
The San Gimignano area is very well suited to winegrowing. The main appellation is Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, flanked by San Gimignano Doc. These two wines are specific to the territory. There are also vineyards for the production of Chianti, Chianti Colli Senesi and IGT Toscana.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a grape variety which was first cultivated on the hills of San Gimignano in clay schist soils dating back to the Pliocene era. It was the first grape variety to be awarded, in 1966, the Denomination of Controlled Origin and in 1993, the D.O.C.G.
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.