Among the D.O.C.G. wines of Tuscany, Vernaccia di San Gimignano definitely holds a prominent position as the region’s only white wine bearing this certification. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a native grape variety with ancient historical origins (we like to remember how it was the only wine mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the 14th Canto of Purgatorio in his Divine Comedy) and already appreciated in the mid-13th century.
It is definitely a wine worthy of note, not only as the only D.O.C.G. white wine amongst a host of reds, but also and above all for its organoleptic characteristics, such as a marked savouriness and remarkable ageing capacity. Its aromas and flavours unfold as time goes by and will amaze you after some bottle ageing.
Visual examination reveals a characteristic straw yellow colour with golden hues, which become more pronounced with age. The aromas are typically of fresh fruit and our Consesta has a pronounced scent of citrus, green apple and peach when young, with pear and apricot emerging distinctly after a few months in the bottle.
Its savouriness, minerality and unexpected body will excite you with traditional or more modern and almost daring pairings.
We recommend our Consesta as an aperitif, paired with vegetable flans, mild cheeses and fish dishes, especially shellfish and sushi.
Production zone: San Gimignano, Siena
Grape variety: 100% Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Altitude: 280 metres a.s.l.
Soil: prehistoric seabed, sand, clay and marine fossils
Vine training system: spurred cordon
Year planted: between 1971 and 2004
Harvest and vinification
Harvesting period: during the first ten days of September
Harvesting method: by hand
Alcoholic fermentation: in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 17°C
Malo-lactic fermentation: no
Ageing: nine months in stainless steel
Bottle ageing: at least six months, when possible
Average number of bottles: 6600
Visual examination: luminous straw yellow with greenish highlights typical of young Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Olfactory examination: a fresh and fruity bouquet with notes of citrus fruits, white flowers and a pleasant savoury note
Gustatory examination: a very savoury wine
Pairings: delicate fish dishes, shellfish, medium-mature cheeses, vegetable flans, sushi