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2019 Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Cesani

2019 Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Cesani
ref. CESA190

Wine Variety: It is thought that the name of this grape has the same root as the word "vernacular" and could have been applied to any local variety. For this reason, there are a number of unrelated grapes the names of which include the word Vernaccia. This is a very old Tuscan variety, first mention of which was in 1276 in a tax document held in the town that has become synonymous with the grape: San Gimignano. 

Wine Region: We're near Siena here in central Tuscany. The soils of San Gimignano are sandstone-based and give rise to light wines. San Gimignano itself is renowned for the many towers that rise above the town. Vines have been grown here since pre-Christian times, initially by Greek settlers. Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first white wine to be awarded DOC status back in 1966.

Wine Producer: Cesani is an agriturismo, meaning that you can stay on the property. Vineyards are worked organically. The winery itself is some six kilometres south of San Gimignano.

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Style
Style:
not specified
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Vernaccia
  Producer
Producer:
Cesani
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
8°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12.5%
  Country
Country:
Italy
  Appellation
Appellation:
DOC Vernaccia di San Gimignano
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2023
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Tuscany
  Colour
Colour:
not specified
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Clearly not the most aromatic of grape varieties, aromas are nevertheless wonderfully clean and ripe and summery, of yellow orchard fruits complicated by nuances of spice and herbs. The palate offers superb density - almost a slight butteriness - to its fruit: a repeat of those aromas. And there's an almost chilli-like kick to the structure towards the back. It's a very long wine, too. I would very happily drink this on its own, but it could handle some quite flavoursome food, up to and including roast chicken. 

#3wordtastingnote: orchard, summer, ripe

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