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 Blanc156
- Other White Blends89
- Pinot Gris/Grigio80
- Bordeaux White Blends25
- Pinot Blanc21
- Chenin Blanc17
- Rhône White Blends15
- Other White Wine5
- Muller Thurgau3
- Gruner Veltliner1
Cecchi Vernaccia di San Gimignano 1999Vernaccia from Tuscany, Italy