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Vernaccia di San Gimignano

DOCG range for white wine in the Italian region Tuscany, The area does not cover the good hills above 500 meters above sea level in the municipality of San Gimignano in the province of Siena. Already in 1276 the wine was mentioned documentary. He was the one favorite wine by the famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), of whom the following saying from 1543 is written: "He kisses, flatters, bites and throws!" . San Gimignano is also known as the "City of Towers", most of which date back to the 12th century. The historic city center has been around since 1990 World Heritage UNESCO.

The area received in 1966 as the first in Italy, the DOC classification. The white wine was then raised in 1993 to the DOCG class. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the layer name. The wine is going out Vernaccia di San Gimignano (to 85%), as well as other approved varieties (max 15%) pressed. Explicitly excluded are the aromatic varieties Traminer. Muscat Blanc. Müller-Thurgau. Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Malvasia Istriana ( Malvasia Istarska ) and Incrocio Bruni 54, With 12 months maturing in the barrel and another 6 months in the bottle he is allowed Riserva call. Red and rosé wines from the area are under the DOC name San Gimignano produced.

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