2019 - Vernaccia di San Gimignano Le Calcinaie
Colour
White
Producer
Tenuta le Calcinaie
Region
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Grape
Vernaccia
Case size
12x75cl
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2019 VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO LE CALCINAIE - 12x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Tenuta le Calcinaie
Region
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Grape
Vernaccia
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £162.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2020

    A gorgeous glassful of Tuscan sunshine. This thirst-quenching organic white has bright, tangy aromas of Granny Smith apples and pears that continue on the palate. Juicy citrus flavours are held together beautifully by the characteristic weight and texture one expects from a good Vernaccia. A wine with youthful tension and a lovely hint of orange zest on the finish.

  • JS

    James Suckling, September 2020,
    Score: 90

    Lots of lemon, lime and some fennel aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, fruity and creamy. Very nicely done for Vernccia di San Gimignano. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

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Producer

Tenuta le Calcinaie

Tenuta Le Calcinaie is owned and run by one of the most delightful and passionate winemakers in all of Italy, Simone Santini. He produces exceptional organically certified Vernaccia from his estate that he purchased in 1984 and built up slowly to its first commercial release in 1993. Simone’s vineyards are planted in a unique terroir. Richly laden with ancient sea fossils (similar to the soil in Chablis), these calcium-rich shells dissolve into the earth during rainstorms. This water is then absorbed by the vine adding a soft salinity to his whites. Extended lees maceration creates additional complexity and roundness. His use of stainless steel tanks on many of his wines ensures exceptional purity of fruit which is long lived and refreshing, yet full on the palate.

Region

Vernaccia di San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a picturesque medieval village whose sandstone towers rise boldly from the southern Tuscan hillsides. Unbeknown to countless tourists, it is surrounded by vines of which Vernaccia is the main grape variety. For many years, this distinctive grape had virtually fallen into oblivion, until 1966 when it became a DOC (and then a DOCG in 1993), saving it from possiblefuture extinction. Other varieties - Tuscan and international - can also be found in this upcomingarea.