Vernaccia di San Gimignano - Tuscany, Italy
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Vernaccia di San Gimignano - Tuscany, Italy
Vernaccia di San Gimignano - Tuscany, Italy
Vernaccia di San Gimignano - Tuscany, Italy
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Vernaccia di San Gimignano - Tuscany, Italy
Vernaccia di San Gimignano - Tuscany, Italy

Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2021 - Tuscany, Italy

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This is Great……and Here’s Why!

Bronze - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2012)
Bronze - Wine Spectator (2012)
Bronze - Wine Spectator (2011)
Bronze - Wine Enthusiast (2011)

3 Stars - Vini Buoni d'Italia (2011)


Organic - currently undergoing certification

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "This is the kind of easy Italian white that would taste delicious at an outdoor barbecue or on a hot afternoon. The wine is light, lean and loaded with fresh citrus flavors." (2012 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "Aromas include white peach and grapefruit pith. The natural crispness of the variety gives this wine extra pop on the otherwise mild finish." (2012 vintage)

Wine Spectator "The almond, straw, apple and melon flavors get a boost from the acidity and briny elements in this white. Offers a crisp and minerally finish." (2011 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "bright vein of acidity that's backed by fragrant aromas of lemon zest, kiwi, green sage and grapefruit." (2010 vintage)
 
 
Magazine " We love fresh, zesty Italian whites because they pair so well with the healthy, international cuisine offered on our menus. This expression is especially delicious with tonic aromas of chopped sage and stone fruit that build in momentum." (1999 vintage)

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when film producer Italo Zingarelli – of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much” fame, and also the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.

The estate now extends to more than 500 hectares (1250 acres) with, in total, more than 200 (500 acres) used as vineyards and 22 (54 acres) as olive groves, subdivided across the company’s six estates: Le Macìe, Sant’Alfonso, Fizzano e le Tavolelle in the Chianti Classico Area, in addition to the Campomaccione and Casa Maria estates in the Morellino di Scansano Area (Maremma).

The Chianti region in Italy's Tuscany wine growing region is split between Chianti and Chianti Classico. Accordingly, two separate DOCG designations apply to wines from the Chianti region: the Chianti Classico DOCG for the heartland of Chianti, and Chianti DOCG for all other Chianti regions. (In 1984, the Chianti region was promoted from DOC to DOCG - Italy’s highest classification - and in 1996, Chianti Classico - the historic heartland of the region - DOCG was created, which gave autonomy to that region. In the last 20 years, a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.” The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice.

The Chianti DOCG designation covers wines from six Chianti sub-zones (Colli Pisane, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colli Aretini, Montalbano and Rufina) as well as all other Chianti wines. The Chianti Classico DOCG is located in the very center of Tuscany, between Florence and Sienna."

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a wine served on the tables of popes and kings, it was the first DOC in Italy. Perfect to be combined with fish, white meats, cheeses. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is planted in over 730 hectares of vineyards in the heart of Tuscany in a extraordinary land, rich in biodiversity.

Bronze - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2012)
Bronze - Wine Spectator (2012)
Bronze - Wine Spectator (2011)
Bronze - Wine Enthusiast (2011)

3 Stars - Vini Buoni d'Italia (2011)


Organic - currently undergoing certification

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "This is the kind of easy Italian white that would taste delicious at an outdoor barbecue or on a hot afternoon. The wine is light, lean and loaded with fresh citrus flavors." (2012 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "Aromas include white peach and grapefruit pith. The natural crispness of the variety gives this wine extra pop on the otherwise mild finish." (2012 vintage)

Wine Spectator "The almond, straw, apple and melon flavors get a boost from the acidity and briny elements in this white. Offers a crisp and minerally finish." (2011 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "bright vein of acidity that's backed by fragrant aromas of lemon zest, kiwi, green sage and grapefruit." (2010 vintage)
 
 
Magazine " We love fresh, zesty Italian whites because they pair so well with the healthy, international cuisine offered on our menus. This expression is especially delicious with tonic aromas of chopped sage and stone fruit that build in momentum." (1999 vintage)

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when film producer Italo Zingarelli – of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much” fame, and also the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.

The estate now extends to more than 500 hectares (1250 acres) with, in total, more than 200 (500 acres) used as vineyards and 22 (54 acres) as olive groves, subdivided across the company’s six estates: Le Macìe, Sant’Alfonso, Fizzano e le Tavolelle in the Chianti Classico Area, in addition to the Campomaccione and Casa Maria estates in the Morellino di Scansano Area (Maremma).

The Chianti region in Italy's Tuscany wine growing region is split between Chianti and Chianti Classico. Accordingly, two separate DOCG designations apply to wines from the Chianti region: the Chianti Classico DOCG for the heartland of Chianti, and Chianti DOCG for all other Chianti regions. (In 1984, the Chianti region was promoted from DOC to DOCG - Italy’s highest classification - and in 1996, Chianti Classico - the historic heartland of the region - DOCG was created, which gave autonomy to that region. In the last 20 years, a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.” The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice.

The Chianti DOCG designation covers wines from six Chianti sub-zones (Colli Pisane, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colli Aretini, Montalbano and Rufina) as well as all other Chianti wines. The Chianti Classico DOCG is located in the very center of Tuscany, between Florence and Sienna."

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a wine served on the tables of popes and kings, it was the first DOC in Italy. Perfect to be combined with fish, white meats, cheeses. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is planted in over 730 hectares of vineyards in the heart of Tuscany in a extraordinary land, rich in biodiversity.