Learn about Vernaccia — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Vernaccia's intricate history is rooted in San Gimignano, whose main village’s quaint restaurants and steep pedestrian-only cobblestone streets make it as romantic—if not more—as any other Tuscan village. The idyllic countryside upon which this vine grows was actually named Italy’s first DOC in 1966.
Tasting Notes for Vernaccia
Vernaccia is a dry, white wine. Sapid with a mineral persistence, Vernaccia also offers up generous amounts of white peach and melon. It has lovely floral qualities, plenty of verve on the palate and often a fresh note of green almond.
Perfect Food Pairing for Vernaccia
Vernaccia goes with so many dishes including cooked or raw fish, puff pastry appetizers and hard-to-pair vegetables like asparagus and artichoke.
Sommelier Secrtes for Vernaccia
The 13th century marks the first written record of Vernaccia; the grape was celebrated widely in literature, for example in poems by Dante and Franseco Redi.
- Sauvignon Blanc125
- Pinot Gris/Grigio40
- Other White Blends27
- Bordeaux White Blends15
- Other White Wine10
- Chenin Blanc8
- Rhône White Blends7
- Gruner Veltliner6
- Pinot Blanc4
- Grenache Blanc1
- Melon de Bourgogne1
- Muller Thurgau1
- Standard (750ml)1
Fontaleoni Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2020Vernaccia from Tuscany, Italy