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San Gimignano

DOC area for reds and rosé wines in the Italian region Tuscany, The area includes the eponymous municipality of San Gimignano in the province of Siena, northwest of the city of the same name. The luxurious palaces and towers of the multi-towered city of San Gimignano date back to the 12th century. In the Middle Ages, the city had an important, strategic location between Florence, Siena and Pisa and was located on major roads. Of these, the Via Francigena was the most important, it not only led the pilgrims to Rome, but also served the traders as a transport route for their goods such as wine. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the layer name.

The wine types Rosso (also called Novello and Riserva ) and Rosato are out Sangiovese (to 50%), any use of the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Syrah and Pinot Nero logo CNRS logo INIST Pinot Noir (max 40%), as well as other approved varieties (max 15%). The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, that is the five red wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese and Syrah (all as Riserva).

Of the Vin Santo (in secco and amabile) with 16.5% vol alcohol content and three years of aging (including four months in the bottle) will be out Malvasia Bianca Lunga (max 50%), Trebbiano Toscano (to 30%) and Vernaccia di San Gimignano (max 20%), as well as other approved varieties (max 10%). The sweet and sweet Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice is produced from Sangiovese (to 50%) and other approved red varieties (50% max.).

The white wine from Vernaccia was awarded the very first DOC class in 1966. He was named in 1993 Vernaccia di San Gimignano highly classified to the DOCG.

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