2022 Tenuta Le Calcinaie Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

A floral, mineral white wine perfect with seafood and light white meats.

$19.99
$19.99

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ABOUT THIS WINE

100% Vernaccia from the estate vineyards that face south-east, helping protect the thin-skinned Vernaccia grape. Fermenting and aging takes place in stainless steel and rests on the lees until the following Spring. The wine has fragrant aromas of green apple and white flowers. An intense fresh, mineral note provides a clean finish. Great with all types of seafood or white meat.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

Tenuta Le Calcinaie is a beautiful small estate, situated just 3 km from the town of San Gimignano (in the province of Siena). The Estate takes its name after the composition of the soil of this area:in fact layers of limestone, originating from marine deposits of the Pliocene era, are found at half a meter underground.

Simone Santini, a passionate wine technician, is the owner; he planted his first hectare with the vines of Vernaccia, the vineyard “Vigna ai Sassi” in 1986 and in 1989 he planted 7,000 square meters with red grape varieties. The 1993 vintage of Teodoro, 100% Sangiovese was the first wine that Simone produced (only one barrique was bottled), followed by the 1995 vintage of Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The total vineyard extension is now 12 hectares and the average production is 70,000 bottles/year. Since 1995 viticulture follows the organic protocol, the vineyards and the wines are certified organic according to the EU and NOP regulations.

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Grape(s) Vernaccia
Farming Organic