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Vernaccia di San Gimignano

DOCG area for white wine in the Italian region Tuscany, The zone includes the good hilly areas not more than 500 meters above sea level in the municipality of San Gimignano in the province of Siena. The wine was mentioned as a document as early as 1276. He was the one favorite wine by the famous painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), of which the following saying from 1543 is guaranteed in writing: "He kisses, flatters, bites and throws!" . San Gimignano is also known as the "City of Towers", most of which date from the 12th century. The historic city center has been in existence since 1990 World Heritage the UNESCO.

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

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