San Gimignano Wine

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a Central Tuscan white, and was the first Italian wine to receive DOC recognition in 1966, doubtless in large part because during the Renaissance it was considered Italy's finest white wine, fit to fire the imaginations of poets, artists and Popes. Unfortunately, the 1966 wine bore little resemblance to its ancestor, and acquired a reputation of being light and spritzy. Since then there has been a great deal of effort to improve quality, and the best is now quite interesting: a golden-hued wine that both warms and inspires, with a rich, heady bouquet, and a crisp clean taste that lingers long on the palate. As Montenidoli's Elisabetta Fagiuoli observes, "it is really a red wine made from white grapes." In terms of accompaniments, Vernaccia will work nicely with flavorful fish, including crustaceans, white meats, and pecorino and other mild cheeses. In terms of reds, San Gimignano falls within the Chianti Colli Senesi zone, and is also home to the more recently established Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in San Gimignano under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in San Gimignano View all

  • Vernaccia

    History of the grape: While there is another white Vernaccia offshoot in Italy (the Vernaccia di Oristano in Sardinia...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Page 1 of 8

San Gimignano on Snooth

  • Description added for this page.

    Page modification by 98092Kphillips 98092 Kphillips


  • La Lastra Vernaccia Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Had this wine in San Gimignano last September and had trouble finding it here at home. I did find a great shop on-line and have been buying it since. It's my favorite white......crisp, light and refreshing. I drink it with anything but it's especially good with salads and fish. Read More

    Wine review by tcallen


  • Getting ready to head out on our vacation to Menaggio, Italy and decided to ... of Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore 2012.This is just a fantastic Italian white. Elisabetta makes some fantastic wines and this is just another great example. The color has a bit of a golden hue and the nose carries a bit of floral notes. The best part ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore 2012

    Snoothrank:

    This is just a fantastic Italian white. Elisabetta makes some fantastic wines and this is just another great example. The color has a bit of a golden hue and the nose carries a bit of floral notes. The best part is the taste of honeysuckle, honey, lemon curd with a creamy and rich texture, decent acidity and a long finish. There is a lot going o... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Montenidoli Colorino 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Love Elisabetta Fagiuoli's whites, this red is a bit on the tannic and rustic side. Hints of black licorice on the nose. The fruit is somewhat hidden and there's a lot of earth and leather on the tongue with grippy, drying tannins, medium plus acidity and a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Pietro Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Very forgettable wine. In a nutshell, it has practically no flavor. At least (a) there is nothing particularly offensive about it and (b) its cheap. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Guicciardini Strozzi Vernaccia Vernaccia di San Gimignano Titolato 2010

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Cesani Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Scent of salty lemon and a bit of cream. It was tangy and dry, with butter and citrus flavor. Had a lemon finish. Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2013

    Snoothrank:

    With simple apple fruit on the nose this doesnt reveal much aromatic complexity. On the palate its a vibrant wine, with bright acids supporting clean, crisp apple fruit that has some steely nuance to it. Clean and fresh, this is uncomplicated though has an attractive texture which is clean and easy to enjoy right through the modest finish. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2013

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • San Quirico Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva Isabella 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Excellent vernaccia that L brought back from her Italy trip. Almonds, honey, ripe stone fruits (ripe pear and peach), excellent acidity and a long full finish. This is a big white that is still going strong. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 109287kaeptn 109287 kaeptn


1 2 3 4 5  ...  8 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

San Gimignano Wine Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


San Gimignano wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network