Vernaccia di San Gimignano Docg, Tenuta Calcinaia, 2017

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The owner, Simone Santini, stubborn and exuberant, has always had a passion for viticulture, and as soon as he graduated as a wine technician in Siena he tried to put his studies into practice.

He succeeded in 1986 by planting the first vineyard and starting to bottle his first Vernaccia in 1993 using  the vineyard of his uncle, just one hectare and using and old press.

Now he has 14 hectares and  produces 70,000 bottles of the best Vernaccia of San Gimignano,  his Vernacccia Riserva 2015  was included in the top 100 wines for Wine Spectator.

The soil is rich of yellow sand and clay with little or no skeleton, very rich in potassium a lot of shell fossils, thanks to its past when San Gimignano was covered by the ocean.

It is a fat and silky land and the name of the winery derives from the rich presence of lime.

Citrus fruits, floral with hint of broom and mimosa. Bitter almond aftertaste. 

Body, acidity, sapidity and perfumes are able to offer incredible complexity over time

CLASSIFICATION VARIETAL
Docg

VINTAGE PRODUCTION
2016

PRODUCTION AREA
San Gimignano

VARIETAL
100% Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Maceration
4 days with the skins

AGING
6 months in steel tanks, plus  6 months of bottle refinement

ALCOHOL
12,5% by vol

NUMBER OF BOTTLES
50.000

CERTIFICATION
Organic