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Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2017

£14.72

Produced from the local Vernaccia variety, this wine expresses its terroir nobly. Grown in cool south-east and north-facing vineyards at 300 metres above sea level on loamy soil, the grapes are picked quite early to preserve their fresh fruit character.

Area of production: San Gimignano

Producer: Azienda Agricola San Benedetto

Grape varieties: Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Vineyard Exposure: south-east 

Altitude: 300 metres above sea level

Soil type: loamy

Harvest period: 15th to 20th September

Vinification: gentle pressing with a pneumatic press; low temperature fermentation followed by long maceration on the yeasts to add character.

Alcohol content: 13% abv

ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE:

Appearance: straw yellow.

Nose: fresh and fruity with hints of apple, lemon, apricot and acacia flowers.

Palate: classic, light, clean and fresh.

Food pairings: fish fried, grilled or poached, chicken, pasta, prosciutto, risotto, artichokes, asparagus, beans and other vegetables with herbs, salads with oil dressing, mature goat's cheese and Pecorino.

Serving temperature: 10 - 12°C

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