Grape blend: 100% Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Alcohol content: 13% vol
Acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual sugars: 0.19 g/l
On the hillsides of the Nature Reserve where the Vernaccia vines grow, cool air coming inland from the sea – which isn’t that far away as the crow flies – mitigated the summer heat for a sui generis grape, which gives a dry wine with aromas of flowers and a characteristic almondy note, unique and typical of the land around the town of San Gimignano. In 2021, the Castelvecchio vineyards – one older and the other planted just a few years ago – reacted differently: the more senior one, with deeper roots, produced bunches with a good yield of juice and freshness, while the younger one gave us golden-yellow grapes that were “drier” but sweeter. The blend, carried out after they had fermented separately, gave equilibrium to the “result”, a wine with an alcohol content that isn’t overly high, with well-balanced acidity and structure.
Tasting – Colour: strong straw-yellow, typical of the grape variety. The nose: wildflowers, camomile, apple, typical bitter almond in the finish. In the mouth: austere, full-bodied but with distinct freshness and balsamic notes in the aftertaste.
Wine and Food Pairing – It’s sapidity, robust structure and great freshness allow it to accompany dishes from both “sea and land”; white meat, fatty fish, fried salt cod and first courses with seafood, but also squash ravioli with rabbit sauce. It’s also excellent with appetizers, cold cuts, fresh cheeses (as long as they aren’t too salty), with pecorino or zucchini flans.