Forget the English Summer and let this Vernaccia wine to transport you to the beautiful, towered Tuscan town of San Gimignano

Vernaccia_Fontaleoni2014 Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is one of Tuscany’s finest wines, the only white variety in the region to be awarded Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantitia (or DOCG, for short!),  Italy’s highest wine classification.

San Gimignano is one of Italy’s finest old towns, famed for spectacular towers and ancient narrow streets.  The region only produces white wines from the Vernaccia grape.  From the Latin vernaculum, it translates to ‘of the place’.  Of great historical significance, the Vernaccia grape is mentioned in written records dating back to 1276, while this variety of wine has been hugely popular and reputable since the Renaissance period.  Dry, crisp and unoaked with citric fruit flavours this is a perfect picnic summer wine.

Originally from Marche on the east coast of Italy, the Troiani family settled in Tuscany in 1959. Today, they are leading lights in the production of the historic Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine and cultivate 50 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and woodland adhering to organic principles.

Try with lightly flavoured food, antipasti, fish and salads.

£11.95 per bottle

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