Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Selezione “Santa Chiara”

Production area San Gimignano

Grapes 95% Vernaccia di San Gimignano 5% Incrocio Manzoni

Vineyard age 10 – 15 years old (Vigna Santa Chiara)

Altitude 280 – 320 mt s.l.m.

Training system spurred cordon

Planting density 4000 plants per hectare

Production per plant about 1.5 kg

Harvesting method hand harvest in boxes; further selection of the grapes in the cellar

Winemaking maceration at low temperature of the grapes, settling of must after destemming and gentle pressing, inoculation with selected yeasts when clear, temperature-controlled fermentation, one third in barriques (used twice) and two thirds in steel

Bottle aging at least 4 months before release

Alcohol content 13% by Vol.

Color straw yellow with greenish reflections

Nose intense, enveloping, aromatic

Palate elegant and rich, final with great persistence and freshness


Ideal serving temperature 12 – 13° C

Pairings It’s the perfect accompaniment for appetizers, main courses with delicate condiment, white meat, fish, medium aged cheeses